Proverbs 5:6
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English Standard Version
she does not ponder the path of life; her ways wander, and she does not know it.

King James Bible
Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.

American Standard Version
So that she findeth not the level path of life: Her ways are unstable, and'she knoweth it not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They walk not by the path of life, her steps are wandering, and unaccountable.

English Revised Version
So that she findeth not the level path of life: her ways are unstable and she knoweth it not.

Webster's Bible Translation
Lest thou shouldst ponder the path of life, her ways are movable, that thou canst not know them.

Proverbs 5:6 Parallel
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In closest connection with the preceding, 27a cautions against by-ways and indirect courses, and 27b continues it in the briefest moral expression, which is here הסר רגלך מרע instead of סוּר מרע, Proverbs 3:7, for the figure is derived from the way. The lxx has other four lines after this verse (27), which we have endeavoured to retranslate into the Hebrew (Introd. p. 47). They are by no means genuine; for while in 27a right and left are equivalent to by-ways, here the right and left side are distinguished as that of truth and its contrary; and while there [in lxx] the ὀρθὰς τροχιὰς ποιεῖν is required of man, here it is promised as the operation of God, which is no contradiction, but in this similarity of expression betrays poverty of style. Hitzig disputes also the genuineness of the Hebrew PRomans 4:27. But it continues explanatorily Proverbs 4:26, and is related to it, yet not as a gloss, and in the general relation of 26 and 27a there comes a word, certainly not unwelcome, such as 27b, which impresses the moral stamp on these thoughts. That with Proverbs 4:27 the admonition of his father, which the poet, placing himself back into the period of his youth, reproduces, is not yet concluded, the resumption of the address בּני, Proverbs 5:1, makes evident; while on the other hand the address בּנים in Proverbs 5:7 shows that at that point there is advance made from the recollections of his father's house to conclusions therefrom, for the circle of young men by whom the poet conceives himself to be surrounded. That in Proverbs 5:7. a subject of the warning with which the seventh address closes is retained and further prosecuted, does not in the connection of all these addresses contradict the opinion that with Proverbs 5:7 a new address begins. But the opinion that the warning against adultery does not agree (Zckler) with the designation רך, Proverbs 4:3, given to him to whom it is addressed, is refuted by 1 Chronicles 22:5; 2 Chronicles 13:7.

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Proverbs 4:26 Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established.

Psalm 119:59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet to your testimonies.

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Proverbs 11:19 As righteousness tends to life: so he that pursues evil pursues it to his own death.

Psalm 16:11 You will show me the path of life: in your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand there are pleasures for ever more.


Proverbs 6:12,13 A naughty person, a wicked man, walks with a fraudulent mouth...

Proverbs 7:10-21 And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtle of heart...

2 Thessalonians 2:9,10 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders...

Cross References
2 Peter 2:14
They have eyes full of adultery, insatiable for sin. They entice unsteady souls. They have hearts trained in greed. Accursed children!

Proverbs 2:19
none who go to her come back, nor do they regain the paths of life.

Proverbs 4:26
Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure.

Proverbs 5:21
For a man's ways are before the eyes of the LORD, and he ponders all his paths.

Proverbs 9:13
The woman Folly is loud; she is seductive and knows nothing.

Proverbs 30:20
This is the way of an adulteress: she eats and wipes her mouth and says, "I have done no wrong."

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