Proverbs 5:22
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New International Version
The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare them; the cords of their sins hold them fast.

New Living Translation
An evil man is held captive by his own sins; they are ropes that catch and hold him.

English Standard Version
The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him, and he is held fast in the cords of his sin.

New American Standard Bible
His own iniquities will capture the wicked, And he will be held with the cords of his sin.

King James Bible
His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A wicked man's iniquities entrap him; he is entangled in the ropes of his own sin.

International Standard Version
The wicked person's iniquities will capture him, and he will be held with the cords of his sin.

NET Bible
The wicked will be captured by his own iniquities, and he will be held by the cords of his own sin.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The evil man will be held captive in his debts and he will be bound in the cords of his sins.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A wicked person will be trapped by his own wrongs, and he will be caught in the ropes of his own sin.

JPS Tanakh 1917
His own iniquities shall ensnare the wicked, And he shall be holden with the cords of his sin.

New American Standard 1977
His own iniquities will capture the wicked,
            And he will be held with the cords of his sin.

Jubilee Bible 2000
His own iniquities shall take hold of the wicked, and he shall be imprisoned with the cords of his sins.

King James 2000 Bible
His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be held with the cords of his sins.

American King James Version
His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be held with the cords of his sins.

American Standard Version
His own iniquities shall take the wicked, And he shall be holden with the cords of his sin.

Douay-Rheims Bible
His own iniquities catch the wicked, and he is fast bound with the ropes of his own sins.

Darby Bible Translation
His own iniquities shall take the wicked, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sin.

English Revised Version
His own iniquities shall take the wicked, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sin.

Webster's Bible Translation
His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be held with the cords of his sins.

World English Bible
The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare him. The cords of his sin hold him firmly.

Young's Literal Translation
His own iniquities do capture the wicked, And with the ropes of his sin he is holden.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:15-23 Lawful marriage is a means God has appointed to keep from these destructive vices. But we are not properly united, except as we attend to God's word, seeking his direction and blessing, and acting with affection. Ever remember, that though secret sins may escape the eyes of our fellow-creatures, yet a man's ways are before the eyes of the Lord, who not only sees, but ponders all his goings. Those who are so foolish as to choose the way of sin, are justly left of God to themselves, to go on in the way to destruction.
Study Bible
Avoid Immorality
21For the ways of a man are before the eyes of the LORD, And He watches all his paths. 22His own iniquities will capture the wicked, And he will be held with the cords of his sin. 23He will die for lack of instruction, And in the greatness of his folly he will go astray.…
Cross References
Numbers 32:23
"But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against the LORD, and be sure your sin will find you out.

Judges 20:41
Then the men of Israel turned, and the men of Benjamin were terrified; for they saw that disaster was close to them.

Psalm 7:15
He has dug a pit and hollowed it out, And has fallen into the hole which he made.

Psalm 9:15
The nations have sunk down in the pit which they have made; In the net which they hid, their own foot has been caught.

Psalm 40:12
For evils beyond number have surrounded me; My iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to see; They are more numerous than the hairs of my head, And my heart has failed me.

Proverbs 1:31
"So they shall eat of the fruit of their own way And be satiated with their own devices.

Proverbs 1:32
"For the waywardness of the naive will kill them, And the complacency of fools will destroy them.

Proverbs 11:5
The righteousness of the blameless will smooth his way, But the wicked will fall by his own wickedness.

Lamentations 1:14
"The yoke of my transgressions is bound; By His hand they are knit together. They have come upon my neck; He has made my strength fail. The Lord has given me into the hands Of those against whom I am not able to stand.
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Proverbs 11:3,5 The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness …

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Psalm 9:15 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which …

Jeremiah 2:19 Your own wickedness shall correct you, and your backslidings shall …

Hosea 4:11-14 Prostitution and wine and new wine take away the heart…

Galatians 6:7,8 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatever a man sows, that …

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Ecclesiastes 7:26 And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares …

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Ephesians 5:5,6 For this you know, that no fornicator, nor unclean person, nor covetous …

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