Proverbs 7:4–5; Proverbs 7:21; Proverbs 26:28; Proverbs 28:23; Proverbs 29:5

Say to wisdom, You are my sister,

and call insight your intimate friend,

to keep you from lthe forbidden1 woman,

from lthe adulteress2 with her smooth words.

21  With much seductive speech she persuades him;

with gher smooth talk she compels him.

28  A lying tongue hates its victims,

and a flattering mouth works ruin.

23  Whoever prebukes a man will afterward find more favor

than qhe who flatters with his tongue.

iA man who flatters his neighbor

spreads ja net for his feet.