Compare Translations for Proverbs 5:22

Proverbs 5:22 ASV
His own iniquities shall take the wicked, And he shall be holden with the cords of his sin.
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Proverbs 5:22 BBE
The evil-doer will be taken in the net of his crimes, and prisoned in the cords of his sin.
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Proverbs 5:22 CEB
The wicked will be caught by their own evil acts, grabbed by the ropes of their own sin.
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Proverbs 5:22 CJB
A wicked person's own crimes will trap him, he will be held fast by the ropes of his sin.
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Proverbs 5:22 RHE
His own iniquities catch the wicked, and he is fast bound with the ropes of his own sins.
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Proverbs 5:22 ESV
The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him, and he is held fast in the cords of his sin.
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Proverbs 5:22 GW
A wicked person will be trapped by his own wrongs, and he will be caught in the ropes of his own sin.
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Proverbs 5:22 GNT
The sins of the wicked are a trap. They get caught in the net of their own sin.
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Proverbs 5:22 HNV
The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare him. The cords of his sin hold him firmly.
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Proverbs 5:22 CSB
A wicked man's iniquities entrap him; he is entangled in the ropes of his own sin.
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Proverbs 5:22 KJV
His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.
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Proverbs 5:22 LEB
His iniquities shall ensnare him, the evildoer, and in the vanity of his sin he shall be caught.
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Proverbs 5:22 NAS
His own iniquities will capture the wicked, And he will be held with the cords of his sin.
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Proverbs 5:22 NCV
An evil man will be caught in his wicked ways; the ropes of his sins will tie him up.
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Proverbs 5:22 NIRV
A sinner is trapped by his own evil acts. He is held tight by the ropes of his sins.
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Proverbs 5:22 NIV
The evil deeds of a wicked man ensnare him; the cords of his sin hold him fast.
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Proverbs 5:22 NKJV
His own iniquities entrap the wicked man, And he is caught in the cords of his sin.
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Proverbs 5:22 NLT
An evil man is held captive by his own sins; they are ropes that catch and hold him.
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Proverbs 5:22 NRS
The iniquities of the wicked ensnare them, and they are caught in the toils of their sin.
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Proverbs 5:22 RSV
The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him, and he is caught in the toils of his sin.
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Proverbs 5:22 DBY
His own iniquities shall take the wicked, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sin.
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Proverbs 5:22 MSG
The shadow of your sin will overtake you; you'll find yourself stumbling all over yourself in the dark.
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Proverbs 5:22 WBT
His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be held with the cords of his sins.
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Proverbs 5:22 TMB
His own iniquities shall entrap the wicked himself, and he shall be held by the cords of his sins.
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Proverbs 5:22 TNIV
The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare them; the cords of their sins hold them fast.
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Proverbs 5:22 WEB
The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare him. The cords of his sin hold him firmly.
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Proverbs 5:22 WYC
The wickednesses of a wicked man take (hold of) him; and he is bound with the ropes of his sins.
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Proverbs 5:22 YLT
His own iniquities do capture the wicked, And with the ropes of his sin he is holden.
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Proverbs 5 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 5

Exhortations to wisdom. The evils of licentiousness. (1-14) Remedies against licentiousness, The miserable end of the wicked. (15-23)

Verses 1-14 Solomon cautions all young men, as his children, to abstain from fleshly lusts. Some, by the adulterous woman, here understand idolatry, false doctrine, which tends to lead astray men's minds and manners; but the direct view is to warn against seventh-commandment sins. Often these have been, and still are, Satan's method of drawing men from the worship of God into false religion. Consider how fatal the consequences; how bitter the fruit! Take it any way, it wounds. It leads to the torments of hell. The direct tendency of this sin is to the destruction of body and soul. We must carefully avoid every thing which may be a step towards it. Those who would be kept from harm, must keep out of harm's way. If we thrust ourselves into temptation we mock God when we pray, Lead us not into temptation. How many mischiefs attend this sin! It blasts the reputation; it wastes time; it ruins the estate; it is destructive to health; it will fill the mind with horror. Though thou art merry now, yet sooner or later it will bring sorrow. The convinced sinner reproaches himself, and makes no excuse for his folly. By the frequent acts of sin, the habits of it become rooted and confirmed. By a miracle of mercy true repentance may prevent the dreadful consequences of such sins; but this is not often; far more die as they have lived. What can express the case of the self-ruined sinner in the eternal world, enduring the remorse of his conscience!

Verses 15-23 Lawful marriage is a means God has appointed to keep from these destructive vices. But we are not properly united, except as we attend to God's word, seeking his direction and blessing, and acting with affection. Ever remember, that though secret sins may escape the eyes of our fellow-creatures, yet a man's ways are before the eyes of the Lord, who not only sees, but ponders all his goings. Those who are so foolish as to choose the way of sin, are justly left of God to themselves, to go on in the way to destruction.

Proverbs 5 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 5

Proverbs 5:1-23 . A warning against the seductive arts of wicked women, enforced by considering the advantages of chastity, and the miserable end of the wicked.

1. This connection of wisdom and understanding is frequent ( Proverbs 2:2 , 3:7 ); the first denotes the use of wise means for wise ends; the other, the exercise of a proper discrimination in their discovery.

2. regard--or, "observe."
keep--preserve constantly.

3. (Compare Proverbs 2:16 ). Her enticing promises are deceitful.

4. her end--literally, "her future," in sense of reward, what follows (compare Psalms 37:37 , 73:17 ). Its nature is evinced by the use of figures, opposite those of Proverbs 5:3 . The physical and moral suffering of the deluded profligate are notoriously terrible.

5. feet . . . , steps--that is, course of life ends in death.

6. her ways . . . know--Some prefer, "that she may not ponder the path of life," &c.; but perhaps a better sense is, "her ways are varied, so as to prevent your knowledge of her true character, and so of true happiness."

8, 9. Avoid the slightest temptation.

9. thine honour--in whatever consisting, strength ( Proverbs 3:13 ) or wealth.
thy years--by cutting them off in dissipation.
unto the cruel--for such the sensual are apt to become.

10. wealth--literally, "strength," or the result of it.
labours--the fruit of thy painful exertions ( Psalms 127:2 ). There may be a reference to slavery, a commuted punishment for death due the adulterer ( Deuteronomy 22:22 ).

11. at the last--the end, or reward (compare Proverbs 5:4 ).
mourn--roar in pain.
flesh and . . . body--the whole person under incurable disease.

12-14. The ruined sinner vainly laments his neglect of warning and his sad fate in being brought to public disgrace.

14. evil--for affliction, as in Genesis 19:20 , 49:15 .

15-20. By figures, in which well, cistern, and fountain ( Proverbs 5:15 Proverbs 5:18 ) represent the wife, and rivers of waters ( Proverbs 5:16 ) the children, men are exhorted to constancy and satisfaction in lawful conjugal enjoyments. In Proverbs 5:16 , fountains (in the plural) rather denote the produce or waters of a spring, literally, "what is from a spring," and corresponds with "rivers of waters."

17. only thine own--harlots' children have no known father.

18. wife . . . youth--married in youth.

19. loving . . . roe--other figures for a wife from the well-known beauty of these animals.
breasts--(Compare Solomon 1:13 , Ezekiel 23:3 Ezekiel 23:8 ).
ravished--literally, "intoxicated," that is, fully satisfied.

21. The reason, God's eye is on you,

22, 23. and He will cause sin to bring its punishment.

23. without instruction--literally, "in want of instruction," having refused it (compare Job 13:18 , Hebrews 11:24 ).
go astray--literally, "be drunken." The word "ravished" ( Proverbs 5:19 ) here denotes fulness of punishment.