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Proverbs 7:27

Proverbs 7:27

Her house is the way to hell
Or "ways" F16; the broad highway to it; either to the grave, as "sheol" often signifies; or to hell itself, the place of the damned: to go into her house, and commit wickedness with her, is to take a step to destruction, a large stride towards hell; and, if grace prevent not, will bring a man thither. Who would go into such a house, and much less dwell there, which is the very suburbs of hell? going down to the chambers of death;
to enter her chamber, to step into her bed, howsoever decked and adorned, entertaining and inviting it is, not only leads to the chambers of the grave, as the Targum; but to the lowest and innermost parts of hell; the apartments of the second death, the lot of all unclean and idolatrous persons, without repentance and faith. The Phoenicians called Pluto, the god of hell, by the name of Moth F17, a word similar to this used here; and so those chambers are no other than the chambers of hell. Plautus F18 also calls the gate of a whore's house the gate of hell; which agrees with the first clause of the verse.


FOOTNOTES:

F16 (ykrd) "viae", Pagninus, Montanus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator
F17 Sanchoniatho apud Euseb. Praepar. Evangel. l. 1. p. 38.
F18 "Januam hane orci", Bacchides, Act. 3. Sc. 1. v. 1.
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