- And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her.
- Behold, this have I found, saith the preacher, counting one by one, to find out the account:
- Which yet my soul seeketh, but I find not: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found.
- Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.
- I find more bitter than death the woman who is a snare, whose heart is a trap and whose hands are chains. The man who pleases God will escape her, but the sinner she will ensnare.
- "Look," says the Teacher, "this is what I have discovered: "Adding one thing to another to discover the scheme of things-
- while I was still searching but not finding-- I found one upright man among a thousand, but not one upright woman among them all.
- This only have I found: God made mankind upright, but men have gone in search of many schemes."