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Proverbs 7:26 ASV
For she hath cast down many wounded: Yea, all her slain are a mighty host.
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Proverbs 7:26 BBE
For those wounded and made low by her are great in number; and all those who have come to their death through her are a great army.
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Proverbs 7:26 CEB
She has caused many corpses to fall; she has killed many people.
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Proverbs 7:26 CJB
For many are those she has struck down dead, numerous those she has killed.
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Proverbs 7:26 RHE
For she hath cast down many wounded, and the strongest have been slain by her.
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Proverbs 7:26 ESV
for many a victim has she laid low, and all her slain are a mighty throng.
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Proverbs 7:26 GW
because she has brought down many victims, and she has killed all too many.
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Proverbs 7:26 GNT
She has been the ruin of many men and caused the death of too many to count.
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Proverbs 7:26 HNV
For she has thrown down many wounded. Yes, all her slain are a mighty host.
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Proverbs 7:26 CSB
For she has brought many down to death; her victims are countless.
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Proverbs 7:26 KJV
For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her.
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Proverbs 7:26 LEB
For many slain she has laid low, and countless [are] all of her killings.
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Proverbs 7:26 NAS
For many are the victims she has cast down, And numerous are all her slain.
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Proverbs 7:26 NCV
She has ruined many good men, and many have died because of her.
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Proverbs 7:26 NIRV
She has brought down a lot of men. She has killed a huge crowd.
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Proverbs 7:26 NIV
Many are the victims she has brought down; her slain are a mighty throng.
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Proverbs 7:26 NKJV
For she has cast down many wounded, And all who were slain by her were strong men.
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Proverbs 7:26 NLT
For she has been the ruin of many; numerous men have been her victims.
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Proverbs 7:26 NRS
for many are those she has laid low, and numerous are her victims.
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Proverbs 7:26 RSV
for many a victim has she laid low; yea, all her slain are a mighty host.
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Proverbs 7:26 DBY
for she hath cast down many wounded, and all slain by her were strong.
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Proverbs 7:26 MSG
Countless victims come under her spell; she's the death of many a poor man.
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Proverbs 7:26 WBT
For she hath cast down many wounded: yes, many strong [men] have been slain by her.
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Proverbs 7:26 TMB
For she hath cast down many wounded; yea, many strong men have been slain by her.
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Proverbs 7:26 TNIV
Many are the victims she has brought down; her slain are a mighty throng.
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Proverbs 7:26 WEB
For she has thrown down many wounded. Yes, all her slain are a mighty host.
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Proverbs 7:26 WYC
For she hath cast down many wounded men; and all [the] strongest men were slain of her. (For she hath wounded, and cast down, many men; yea, even the strongest men have been slain by her.)
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Proverbs 7:26 YLT
For many [are] the wounded she caused to fall, And mighty [are] all her slain ones.
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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.