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Proverbs 7:24 ASV
Now therefore, [my] sons, hearken unto me, And attend to the words of my mouth.
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Proverbs 7:24 BBE
So now, my sons, give ear to me; give attention to the sayings of my mouth;
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Proverbs 7:24 CEB
Now children, listen to me, and pay attention to my speech.
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Proverbs 7:24 CJB
So now, children, listen to me; pay attention to what I am saying.
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Proverbs 7:24 RHE
Now, therefore, my son, hear me, and attend to the words of my mouth.
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Proverbs 7:24 ESV
And now, O sons, listen to me, and be attentive to the words of my mouth.
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Proverbs 7:24 GW
Now, sons, listen to me. Pay attention to the words from my mouth.
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Proverbs 7:24 GNT
Now then, sons, listen to me. Pay attention to what I say.
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Proverbs 7:24 HNV
Now therefore, sons, listen to me. Pay attention to the words of my mouth.
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Proverbs 7:24 CSB
Now, [my] sons, listen to me, and pay attention to the words of my mouth.
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Proverbs 7:24 KJV
Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.
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Proverbs 7:24 LEB
And now, my children, listen to me, and be attentive to the sayings of my mouth.
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Proverbs 7:24 NAS
Now therefore, my sons, listen to me, And pay attention to the words of my mouth.
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Proverbs 7:24 NCV
Now, my sons, listen to me; pay attention to what I say.
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Proverbs 7:24 NIV
Now then, my sons, listen to me; pay attention to what I say.
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Proverbs 7:24 NKJV
Now therefore, listen to me, my children; Pay attention to the words of my mouth:
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Proverbs 7:24 NLT
Listen to me, my sons, and pay attention to my words.
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Proverbs 7:24 NRS
And now, my children, listen to me, and be attentive to the words of my mouth.
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Proverbs 7:24 RSV
And now, O sons, listen to me, and be attentive to the words of my mouth.
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Proverbs 7:24 DBY
And now, ye sons, hearken unto me, and attend to the words of my mouth.
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Proverbs 7:24 MSG
So, friends, listen to me, take these words of mine most seriously.
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Proverbs 7:24 WBT
Now therefore hearken to me, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.
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Proverbs 7:24 TMB
Hearken unto me now, therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.
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Proverbs 7:24 TNIV
Now then, my sons, listen to me; pay attention to what I say.
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Proverbs 7:24 WEB
Now therefore, sons, listen to me. Pay attention to the words of my mouth.
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Proverbs 7:24 WYC
Now therefore, my son, hear thou me; and perceive the words of my mouth. (And so now, my son, listen thou to me; and understand the words that I speak.)
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Proverbs 7:24 YLT
And now, ye sons, hearken to me, And give attention to sayings of my mouth.
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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.