Proverbs 7:6
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English Standard Version
For at the window of my house I have looked out through my lattice,

King James Bible
For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,

American Standard Version
For at the window of my house I looked forth through my lattice;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I look out of the window of my house through the lattice,

English Revised Version
For at the window of my house I looked forth through my lattice;

Webster's Bible Translation
For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,

Proverbs 7:6 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

One who has been stolen from is to be appeased, but not the injured husband.

34 For jealousy is the fury of a husband,

     And he spareth not in the day of vengeance.

35 He regardeth not any ransom,

     And is not contented though thou offerest to him gifts ever so great.

The connection marks קנאה as the subject; for it respects carnal intercourse with another's wife. Jealousy is not usually חמה, the glow of anger (from יחם, as שׁנה from ישׁן), but חמת־גּבר (constr. as שׂנת), the glow of a man's anger, who with the putting forth of all his manly strength will seek satisfaction to his wounded honour. גּבר, here significant for אישׁ, with the fundamental idea of strength, firmness; cf. Arab. jabr, to make fast, to put right again something broken in pieces, particularly a broken vessel, hence Algebra, properly the operation by which an incomplete magnitude is completed (Fl.). The following ולא־יחמּל (with the orthophonic Dagesh, as Proverbs 6:25 יחמּד, and with Makkeph) is connected with גבר, with definite reference to the man whom the faithless guest has made a cuckold. When the day comes in which the adultery brought to light demands and admits of vengeance, then, wounded in his right and in his honour, he knows no mercy; he pays no regard to any atonement or recompense by which the adulterer seeks to appease him and induce him not to inflict the punishment that is due: he does not consent, even though thou makest ever so great the gift whereby thou thinkest to gain him. The phrase נשׂא פנים, πρόσωπον λαμβάνειν, signifies elsewhere to receive the countenance, i.e., the appearance and the impression of a man, i.e., to let it impress one favourably; here it is used of the כּפר, i.e., the means by which covering, i.e., non-punishment, pardon of the crime, impunity of the guilty, is obtained. Regarding אבה, to consent to, vid., at Proverbs 1:10. שׂחד, Aram. שׂוּחד, is a gift, particularly bribery. That the language may again finally assume the form of an address, it beautifully rounds itself off.

Proverbs 7:6 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the simple

Proverbs 1:4,22,32 To give subtlety to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion...

Proverbs 8:5 O you simple, understand wisdom: and, you fools, be you of an understanding heart.

Proverbs 14:15,18 The simple believes every word: but the prudent man looks well to his going...

Proverbs 19:25 Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that has understanding, and he will understand knowledge.

Proverbs 22:3 A prudent man foresees the evil, and hides himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

Proverbs 27:12 A prudent man foresees the evil, and hides himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.

Psalm 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

Psalm 119:130 The entrance of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.

Romans 16:18,19 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly...

the youths

Proverbs 6:32 But whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding: he that does it destroys his own soul.

Proverbs 9:4,16 Whoever is simple, let him turn in here: as for him that wants understanding, she said to him...

Proverbs 10:13 In the lips of him that has understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

Proverbs 12:11 He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that follows vain persons is void of understanding.

Proverbs 19:2 Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hastens with his feet sins.

Proverbs 24:30 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;

Jeremiah 4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are silly children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil...

Matthew 15:16 And Jesus said, Are you also yet without understanding?

Cross References
Judges 5:28
"Out of the window she peered, the mother of Sisera wailed through the lattice: 'Why is his chariot so long in coming? Why tarry the hoofbeats of his chariots?'

Proverbs 7:5
to keep you from the forbidden woman, from the adulteress with her smooth words.

Song of Solomon 2:9
My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Behold, there he stands behind our wall, gazing through the windows, looking through the lattice.

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