Proverbs 7:15
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New International Version
So I came out to meet you; I looked for you and have found you!

New Living Translation
You're the one I was looking for! I came out to find you, and here you are!

English Standard Version
so now I have come out to meet you, to seek you eagerly, and I have found you.

New American Standard Bible
"Therefore I have come out to meet you, To seek your presence earnestly, and I have found you.

King James Bible
Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So I came out to meet you, to search for you, and I've found you.

International Standard Version
Therefore, I've come out to meet you, I've looked just for you, and I found you!

NET Bible
That is why I came out to meet you, to look for you, and I found you!

New Heart English Bible
Therefore I came out to meet you, to diligently seek your face, and I have found you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Therefore I went out to meet you, for I've been waiting to see you and I found you.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That's why I came to meet you. Eagerly, I looked for you, and I've found you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore came I forth to meet thee, To seek thy face, and I have found thee.

New American Standard 1977
“Therefore I have come out to meet you,
            To seek your presence earnestly, and I have found you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore I came forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore came I forth to meet you, diligently to seek your face, and I have found you.

American King James Version
Therefore came I forth to meet you, diligently to seek your face, and I have found you.

American Standard Version
Therefore came I forth to meet thee, Diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore I am come out to meet thee, desirous to see thee, and I have found thee.

Darby Bible Translation
therefore came I forth to meet thee, to seek earnestly thy face, and I have found thee.

English Revised Version
Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore I came forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.

World English Bible
Therefore I came out to meet you, to diligently seek your face, and I have found you.

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore I have come forth to meet thee, To seek earnestly thy face, and I find thee.
Study Bible
Warnings about the Adulteress
14"I was due to offer peace offerings; Today I have paid my vows. 15"Therefore I have come out to meet you, To seek your presence earnestly, and I have found you. 16"I have spread my couch with coverings, With colored linens of Egypt.…
Cross References
Genesis 39:7
It came about after these events that his master's wife looked with desire at Joseph, and she said, "Lie with me."

Proverbs 7:14
"I was due to offer peace offerings; Today I have paid my vows.

Proverbs 7:16
"I have spread my couch with coverings, With colored linens of Egypt.
Treasury of Scripture

Therefore came I forth to meet you, diligently to seek your face, and I have found you.

Verse 15. - Therefore came I forth to meet thee. As though she would invite the youth to a pious rite, she speaks; she uses religion as a pretext for her proceedings, trying to blind his conscience and to gratify his vanity. Diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee (see on Proverbs 1:28). She tries to persuade her dupe that he is the very lover for whom she was looking, whereas she was ready to take the first that offered. Spiritual writers see in this adulteress a type of the mystery of iniquity, or false doctrine, or the harlot described in Revelation (Revelation 2:20, etc.; Revelation 17:1, etc.; Revelation 18:9, etc.). Therefore came I forth to meet thee,.... Having so much good cheer at home, and none to eat of it with her; and having so fond and affectionate a regard to this young man, as she pretended; he being the only person in her thoughts, whom she hoped to meet with, and whose company she desired, and his only; though, had she met any other, she would have said the same things to them. Aben Ezra, upon Proverbs 7:14, says, she told him lies; probably that might be true; but this was no doubt a lie; and it is no unusual thing for the whore of Rome to speak lies in hypocrisy, 1 Timothy 4:2;

diligently to seek thy face; which of all faces she desired to see, being most lovely to her; with the comeliness of which she was exceedingly taken and ravished, and got up betimes in the morning, as the word (n) signifies, even before day, to seek for him;

and I have found thee; which she speaks with a rapture and ecstasy of joy; blessing herself on this happy occasion, that she should come out so opportunely, and find him so quickly; intimating, that it was a kind providence, and that the thing was of God: so conversions to the antichristian church, which are the artifice of hell, are ascribed to the divine Being.

(n) "ad quaerendum mane", Montanus. 7:6-27 Here is an affecting example of the danger of youthful lusts. It is a history or a parable of the most instructive kind. Will any one dare to venture on temptations that lead to impurity, after Solomon has set before his eyes in so lively and plain a manner, the danger of even going near them? Then is he as the man who would dance on the edge of a lofty rock, when he has just seen another fall headlong from the same place. The misery of self-ruined sinners began in disregard to God's blessed commands. We ought daily to pray that we may be kept from running into temptation, else we invite the enemies of our souls to spread snares for us. Ever avoid the neighbourhood of vice. Beware of sins which are said to be pleasant sins. They are the more dangerous, because they most easily gain the heart, and close it against repentance. Do nothing till thou hast well considered the end of it. Were a man to live as long as Methuselah, and to spend all his days in the highest delights sin can offer, one hour of the anguish and tribulation that must follow, would far outweigh them.
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