Proverbs 5:23
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New International Version
For lack of discipline they will die, led astray by their own great folly.

New Living Translation
He will die for lack of self-control; he will be lost because of his great foolishness.

English Standard Version
He dies for lack of discipline, and because of his great folly he is led astray.

New American Standard Bible
He will die for lack of instruction, And in the greatness of his folly he will go astray.

King James Bible
He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He will die because there is no discipline, and be lost because of his great stupidity.

International Standard Version
He will die for lack of discipline, and he goes astray because of his great folly.

NET Bible
He will die because there was no discipline; because of the greatness of his folly he will reel.

New Heart English Bible
He will die for lack of instruction. In the greatness of his folly, he will go astray.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He will die without instruction and in the abundance of his error he will be led astray.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He will die for his lack of discipline and stumble around because of his great stupidity.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He shall die for lack of instruction; And in the greatness of his folly he shall reel.

New American Standard 1977
He will die for lack of instruction,
            And in the greatness of his folly he will go astray.



Jubilee Bible 2000
He shall die because he did not submit to chastening; and due to the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

King James 2000 Bible
He shall die for lack of instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

American King James Version
He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

American Standard Version
He shall die for lack of instruction; And in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall die, because he hath not received instruction, and in the multitude of his folly he shall be deceived.

Darby Bible Translation
He shall die for want of discipline; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

English Revised Version
He shall die for lack of instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

Webster's Bible Translation
He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

World English Bible
He will die for lack of instruction. In the greatness of his folly, he will go astray.

Young's Literal Translation
He dieth without instruction, And in the abundance of his folly magnifieth himself!

Study Bible
Avoid Immorality
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
Job 4:21
'Is not their tent-cord plucked up within them? They die, yet without wisdom.'

Job 36:12
"But if they do not hear, they shall perish by the sword And they will die without knowledge.

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

Proverbs 10:21
The lips of the righteous feed many, But fools die for lack of understanding.
Treasury of Scripture

He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

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Proverbs 10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

Proverbs 14:32 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous has …

Job 4:21 Does not their excellency which is in them go away? they die, even …

Job 36:12 But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall …

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Proverbs 14:14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a …

Psalm 81:12 So I gave them up to their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their …

2 Peter 2:15-22 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following …

(23) He shall die without instruction.--Rather, for want of discipline, because he would not control himself, "he shall die," and "for the greatness of his folly (self-will) he shall go astray," and "wander where there is no way" (Job 12:24).

Verse 23. - He shall die without instruction. The phrase, "without instruction," is in the original b'eyu musar, literally, "in there not being instruction." The obvious meaning is, because he gave no heed to instruction. So Aben Ezra and Gersom. The Authorized Version is at least ambiguous, and seems to imply that the adulterer has been without instruction, without any to reprove or counsel him. But such is not the case. He has been admonished of the evil consequences of his sin, but to these warnings he has turned a deaf ear, and the teacher says therefore he shall die. The Vulgate supports this explanation, quia non habuit disciplinam "because he did not entertain or use instruction." In the LXX. the idea is enlarged, "He shall die together with these who have no instruction (μετὰ ἀπαιδεύτων)." The b' (בְּ) in b'eyn is causal, and equivalent to propter, as in Genesis 18:28; Jeremiah 17:3. A similar statement is found in Job 4:21, "They die even without wisdom," i.e. because they have disregarded the lessons of wisdom; and Job 36:12, "They shall die without knowledge." And in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray; better, as Delitzsch, "He shall stagger to ruin." The verb shagah is used as in vers. 19 and 20, but with a deeper and more dread significance. A climax is reached in the manner in which the end of the adulterer is portrayed. His end is without a gleam of hope or satisfaction. With an understanding darkened and rendered callous by unrestrained indulgence in lust, and by folly which has reached its utmost limits and cannot, as it were, be surpassed, in that it has persistently and wilfully set aside and scorned wisdom and true happiness, the adulterer, like the drunkard, who is oblivious of the danger before him, shall stagger to ruin.



He shall die without instruction,.... Into the evil of sin, and the danger he is in, and so without repentance for it; for instruction is the means of repentance, and productive of it when blessed, Jeremiah 31:19; but it is but just that those who have hated and rejected it in health and life, that when they come to die should have none given them about the evil of sin, the danger of their state, and the way of salvation; or rather "because of instruction" (z); because they would not bear and receive, but neglected, rejected, and despised it, so Aben Ezra and Ben Gersom; or "without correction" (a), or discipline and amendment by it;

and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray; being left to the exceeding great folly of his mind, he shall continue to go astray as he has done from God and his good ways, from the precepts of his law, and the rules of his word; going after his own heart's lusts, which will drown him in perdition. This "folly" may be understood either of his fornication and adultery, which is egregious folly; or of his imagining that he should be able to repent of sin when he pleased, and free himself from the bondage of it, and escape the punishment due unto it.

(z) "eo quod non audivit eruditionem", Pagninus, Mercerus, Gejerus; "propter neglectam institutionem", Piscator; "propter non admissam disciplinam", Noldius, p. 181. (a) "Sine correctione et emendatione", Vatablus. 23. without instruction—literally, "in want of instruction," having refused it (compare Job 13:18; Heb 11:24).

go astray—literally, "be drunken." The word "ravished" (Pr 5:19) here denotes fulness of punishment. 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.
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