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Proverbs 7:23 ASV
Till an arrow strike through his liver; As a bird hasteth to the snare, And knoweth not that it is for his life.
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Proverbs 7:23 BBE
Like a bird falling into a net; with no thought that his life is in danger, till an arrow goes into his side.
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Proverbs 7:23 CEB
until an arrow pierces his liver, like a bird hurrying to the snare, not aware that it will cost him his life.
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Proverbs 7:23 CJB
or like a bird rushing into a trap, not knowing its life is at stake till an arrow pierces its liver.
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Proverbs 7:23 RHE
Till the arrow pierce his liver: as if a bird should make haste to the snare, and knoweth not that his life is in danger.
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Proverbs 7:23 ESV
till an arrow pierces its liver; as a bird rushes into a snare; he does not know that it will cost him his life.
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Proverbs 7:23 GW
until an arrow pierces his heart, like a bird darting into a trap. He does not realize that it will cost him his life.
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Proverbs 7:23 GNT
where an arrow would pierce its heart. He was like a bird going into a net - he did not know that his life was in danger.
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Proverbs 7:23 HNV
Until an arrow strikes through his liver, As a bird hurries to the snare, And doesn't know that it will cost his life.
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Proverbs 7:23 CSB
until an arrow pierces its liver, like a bird darting into a snare- he doesn't know it will cost him his life.
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Proverbs 7:23 KJV
Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.
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Proverbs 7:23 LEB
until an arrow pierces his {entrails}, like a bird rushing into a snare, but he does not know that {it will cost him his life}.
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Proverbs 7:23 NAS
Until an arrow pierces through his liver; As a bird hastens to the snare, So he does not know that it will cost him his life.
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Proverbs 7:23 NCV
and shot through the liver with an arrow. Like a bird caught in a trap, he didn't know what he did would kill him.
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Proverbs 7:23 NIRV
until an arrow struck its liver. He was like a bird rushing into a trap. Little did he know it would cost him his life!
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Proverbs 7:23 NIV
till an arrow pierces his liver, like a bird darting into a snare, little knowing it will cost him his life.
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Proverbs 7:23 NKJV
Till an arrow struck his liver. As a bird hastens to the snare, He did not know it would cost his life.
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Proverbs 7:23 NLT
awaiting the arrow that would pierce its heart. He was like a bird flying into a snare, little knowing it would cost him his life.
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Proverbs 7:23 NRS
until an arrow pierces its entrails. He is like a bird rushing into a snare, not knowing that it will cost him his life.
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Proverbs 7:23 RSV
till an arrow pierces its entrails; as a bird rushes into a snare; he does not know that it will cost him his life.
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Proverbs 7:23 DBY
till an arrow strike through his liver: as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for its life.
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Proverbs 7:23 MSG
and then shot with an arrow, Like a bird flying into a net not knowing that its flying life is over.
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Proverbs 7:23 WBT
Till a dart striketh through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it [is] for his life.
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Proverbs 7:23 TMB
until a dart strike through his liver, as a bird hasteneth to the snare and knoweth not that it is for his life.
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Proverbs 7:23 TNIV
till an arrow pierces his liver, like a bird darting into a snare, little knowing it will cost him his life.
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Proverbs 7:23 WEB
Until an arrow strikes through his liver, As a bird hurries to the snare, And doesn't know that it will cost his life.
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Proverbs 7:23 WYC
till an arrow pierce his maw. As if a bird hasteth to the snare; and knoweth not, that it is done of the peril of his life. (until an arrow pierce his belly. Yea, like a bird that hasteneth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is done at the peril of its own life.)
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Proverbs 7:23 YLT
Till an arrow doth split his liver, As a bird hath hastened unto a snare, And hath not known that it [is] for its life.
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Proverbs 7 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 7

Invitations to learn wisdom. (1-5) The arts of seducers, with warnings against them. (6-27)

Verses 1-5 We must lay up God's commandments safely. Not only, Keep them, and you shall live; but, Keep them as those that cannot live without them. Those that blame strict and careful walking as needless and too precise, consider not that the law is to be kept as the apple of the eye; indeed the law in the heart is the eye of the soul. Let the word of God dwell in us, and so be written where it will be always at hand to be read. Thus we shall be kept from the fatal effects of our own passions, and the snares of Satan. Let God's word confirm our dread of sin, and resolutions against it.

Verses 6-27 Here is an affecting example of the danger of youthful lusts. It is a history or a parable of the most instructive kind. Will any one dare to venture on temptations that lead to impurity, after Solomon has set before his eyes in so lively and plain a manner, the danger of even going near them? Then is he as the man who would dance on the edge of a lofty rock, when he has just seen another fall headlong from the same place. The misery of self-ruined sinners began in disregard to God's blessed commands. We ought daily to pray that we may be kept from running into temptation, else we invite the enemies of our souls to spread snares for us. Ever avoid the neighbourhood of vice. Beware of sins which are said to be pleasant sins. They are the more dangerous, because they most easily gain the heart, and close it against repentance. Do nothing till thou hast well considered the end of it. Were a man to live as long as Methuselah, and to spend all his days in the highest delights sin can offer, one hour of the anguish and tribulation that must follow, would far outweigh them.

Proverbs 7 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 7

Proverbs 7:1-27 . The subject continued, by a delineation of the arts of strange women, as a caution to the unwary.

1-4. Similar calls ( Proverbs 3:1-3 , 4:10 , &c.).

2. apple . . . eye--pupil of eye, a custody ( Proverbs 4:23 ) of special value.

3. Bind . . . fingers--as inscriptions on rings.

5. The design of the teaching (compare Proverbs 2:16 , 6:24 ).

6. For--or, "Since," introducing an example to illustrate the warning, which, whether a narrative or a parable, is equally pertinent.
window--or, "opening"
looked--literally, "watched earnestly" ( Judges 5:28 ).
casement--or, "lattice."

7. simple--as in Proverbs 1:4 .
void of, &c.--(Compare Proverbs 6:32 ).

8. her corner--where she was usually found.
went . . . house--implying, perhaps, confidence in himself by his manner, as denoted in the word
went--literally, "tread pompously."

9. The time, twilight, ending in darkness.
black . . . night--literally, "pupil," or, "eye," that is, middle of night.

10. attire--that of harlots was sometimes peculiar.
subtile--or, "wary," "cunning."

11, 12. loud--or, "noisy," "bustling."
stubborn--not submissive.
without . . . streets, . . . corner--(Compare 1 Timothy 5:13 , Titus 2:5 ).

13-15. The preparations for a feast do not necessarily imply peculiar religious professions. The offerer retained part of the victim for a feast ( Leviticus 3:9 , &c.). This feast she professes was prepared for him whom she boldly addresses as one sought specially to partake of it.

16, 17. my bed--or, "couch," adorned in the costliest manner.

17. bed--a place for sleeping.

18-20. There is no fear of discovery.

20. the day appointed--perhaps, literally, "a full moon," that is, a fortnight's time (compare Proverbs 7:19 ).

21. caused . . . yield--or, "inclines."
flattering--(Compare Proverbs 5:3 ).
forced him--by persuasion overcoming his scruples.

22. straightway--quickly, either as ignorant of danger, or incapable of resistance.

23. Till--He is now caught ( Proverbs 6:26 ).

24. The inferential admonition is followed ( Proverbs 7:26 Proverbs 7:27 ), by a more general allegation of the evils of this vice.

26, 27. Even the mightiest fail to resist her deathly allurements.