Proverbs 7:22-27 NIV

22 All at once he followed her like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deera stepping into a nooseb1

References for Proverbs 7:22

    • b 7:22 - Syriac (see also Septuagint); Hebrew "fool"
    • c 7:22 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.
      23 till an arrow pierces2 his liver, like a bird darting into a snare, little knowing it will cost him his life.3

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      24 Now then, my sons, listen4 to me; pay attention to what I say.

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      25 Do not let your heart turn to her ways or stray into her paths.5

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      26 Many are the victims she has brought down; her slain are a mighty throng.
      27 Her house is a highway to the grave,c leading down to the chambers of death.6

      References for Proverbs 7:27

        • d 7:27 - Hebrew "Sheol"