Proverbs 6:27
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English Standard Version
Can a man carry fire next to his chest and his clothes not be burned?

King James Bible
Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?

American Standard Version
Can a man take fire in his bosom, And his clothes not be burned?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Can a man hide fire in his bosom, and his garments not burn?

English Revised Version
Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?

Webster's Bible Translation
Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

After these three smaller sections, the teacher of wisdom returns here to the theme of the eighth: Warning against sins of the flesh, whose power and prevalence among men is so immeasurably great, that their terrible consequences cannot sufficiently be held up before them, particularly before youth.

20 Keep, my son, the commandment of thy father,

     And reject not the instruction of thy mother.

21 Bind them to thy heart evermore,

     Fasten them about thy neck.

The suff. -ēm refers to the good doctrine (cf. Proverbs 7:3) pointed out by מצוה and תּורה; the masc. stands, as is usual (e.g., Proverbs 1:16; Proverbs 5:2), instead of the fem. Regarding the figure, reminding us of the Tefillin and of Amuletes for perpetual representation, vid., under Proverbs 3:3. Similarly of persons, Sol 8:6. The verb ענד (only here and Job 31:36) signifies to bend, particularly to bend aside (Arab. 'ind, bending off, going aside; accus. as adv., aside, apud), and to bend up, to wind about, circumplicare.

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Job 31:9-12 If my heart have been deceived by a woman, or if I have laid wait at my neighbor's door...

Hosea 7:4-7 They are all adulterers, as an oven heated by the baker, who ceases from raising after he has kneaded the dough, until it be leavened...

James 3:5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindles!

Cross References
Proverbs 6:26
for the price of a prostitute is only a loaf of bread, but a married woman hunts down a precious life.

Proverbs 6:28
Or can one walk on hot coals and his feet not be scorched?

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