So I turned my mind to understand,
to investigate and to search out wisdom and the scheme of things
and to understand the stupidity of wickedness
and the madness of folly.
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."
~ Ecclesiastes 7:25-29, NIV