Proverbs 2:18
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New International Version
Surely her house leads down to death and her paths to the spirits of the dead.

New Living Translation
Entering her house leads to death; it is the road to the grave.

English Standard Version
for her house sinks down to death, and her paths to the departed;

New American Standard Bible
For her house sinks down to death And her tracks lead to the dead;

King James Bible
For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for her house sinks down to death and her ways to the land of the departed spirits.

International Standard Version
For her house leads down to death, and her paths down to the realm of the dead.

NET Bible
For her house sinks down to death, and her paths lead to the place of the departed spirits.

New Heart English Bible
for her house leads down to death, her paths to the dead.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
She has forgotten the doorposts of her house and the steps of her paths.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Her house sinks down to death. Her ways lead to the souls of the dead.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For her house sinketh down unto death, And her paths unto the shades;

New American Standard 1977
For her house sinks down to death,
            And her tracks lead to the dead;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore her house inclines unto death, and her paths unto the dead.

King James 2000 Bible
For her house leads unto death, and her paths unto the dead.

American King James Version
For her house inclines to death, and her paths to the dead.

American Standard Version
For her house inclineth unto death, And her paths unto the dead;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And hath forgotten the covenant of her God: for her house inclineth unto death, and her paths to hell.

Darby Bible Translation
-- for her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead;

English Revised Version
For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead:

Webster's Bible Translation
For her house inclineth to death, and her paths to the dead.

World English Bible
for her house leads down to death, her paths to the dead.

Young's Literal Translation
For her house hath inclined unto death, And unto Rephaim her paths.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:10-22 If we are truly wise, we shall be careful to avoid all evil company and evil practices. When wisdom has dominion over us, then it not only fills the head, but enters into the heart, and will preserve, both against corruptions within and temptations without. The ways of sin are ways of darkness, uncomfortable and unsafe: what fools are those who leave the plain, pleasant, lightsome paths of uprightness, to walk in such ways! They take pleasure in sin; both in committing it, and in seeing others commit it. Every wise man will shun such company. True wisdom will also preserve from those who lead to fleshly lusts, which defile the body, that living temple, and war against the soul. These are evils which excite the sorrow of every serious mind, and cause every reflecting parent to look upon his children with anxiety, lest they should be entangled in such fatal snares. Let the sufferings of others be our warnings. Our Lord Jesus deters from sinful pleasures, by the everlasting torments which follow them. It is very rare that any who are caught in this snare of the devil, recover themselves; so much is the heart hardened, and the mind blinded, by the deceitfulness of this sin. Many think that this caution, besides the literal sense, is to be understood as a caution against idolatry, and subjecting the soul to the body, by seeking any forbidden object. The righteous must leave the earth as well as the wicked; but the earth is a very different thing to them. To the wicked it is all the heaven they ever shall have; to the righteous it is the place of preparation for heaven. And is it all one to us, whether we share with the wicked in the miseries of their latter end, or share those everlasting joys that shall crown believers?
Study Bible
The Benefits of Wisdom
17That leaves the companion of her youth And forgets the covenant of her God; 18For her house sinks down to death And her tracks lead to the dead; 19None who go to her return again, Nor do they reach the paths of life.…
Cross References
Genesis 49:15
"When he saw that a resting place was good And that the land was pleasant, He bowed his shoulder to bear burdens, And became a slave at forced labor.

Proverbs 7:27
Her house is the way to Sheol, Descending to the chambers of death.
Treasury of Scripture

For her house inclines to death, and her paths to the dead.

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