Compare Translations for Proverbs 7:8

Proverbs 7:8 ASV
Passing through the street near her corner; And he went the way to her house,
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Proverbs 7:8 BBE
Walking in the street near the turn of her road, going on the way to her house,
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Proverbs 7:8 CEB
He was crossing the street at her corner and walked down the path to her house
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Proverbs 7:8 CJB
He crosses the street near her corner and continues on toward her house.
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Proverbs 7:8 RHE
Who passeth through the street by the corner, and goeth nigh the way of her house,
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Proverbs 7:8 ESV
passing along the street near her corner, taking the road to her house
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Proverbs 7:8 GW
He was crossing a street near her corner and walking toward her house
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Proverbs 7:8 GNT
He was walking along the street near the corner where a certain woman lived. He was passing near her house
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Proverbs 7:8 HNV
Passing through the street near her corner, He went the way to her house,
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Proverbs 7:8 CSB
Crossing the street near her corner, he strolled down the road to her house
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Proverbs 7:8 KJV
Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,
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Proverbs 7:8 LEB
passing on the street {at} her corner, and he takes the road [to] her house,
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Proverbs 7:8 NAS
Passing through the street near her corner ; And he takes the way to her house,
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Proverbs 7:8 NCV
He was walking down the street near the corner on the road leading to her house.
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Proverbs 7:8 NIRV
He went down the street near that sinful woman's corner. He walked toward her house.
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Proverbs 7:8 NIV
He was going down the street near her corner, walking along in the direction of her house
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Proverbs 7:8 NKJV
Passing along the street near her corner; And he took the path to her house
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Proverbs 7:8 NLT
He was crossing the street near the house of an immoral woman. He was strolling down the path by her house
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Proverbs 7:8 NRS
passing along the street near her corner, taking the road to her house
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Proverbs 7:8 RSV
passing along the street near her corner, taking the road to her house
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Proverbs 7:8 DBY
passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,
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Proverbs 7:8 MSG
Arriving at the corner of the street where she lived, then turning up the path to her house.
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Proverbs 7:8 WBT
Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house.
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Proverbs 7:8 TMB
passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,
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Proverbs 7:8 TNIV
He was going down the street near her corner, walking along in the direction of her house
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Proverbs 7:8 WEB
Passing through the street near her corner, He went the way to her house,
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Proverbs 7:8 WYC
that passeth by the streets, beside the corner (who passeth along the street, beside the corner); and he goeth nigh the way of her house,
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Proverbs 7:8 YLT
Passing on in the street, near her corner, And the way [to] her house he doth step,
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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.