Proverbs 7:8
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English Standard Version
passing along the street near her corner, taking the road to her house

King James Bible
Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,

American Standard Version
Passing through the street near her corner; And he went the way to her house,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who passeth through the street by the corner, and goeth nigh the way of her house.

English Revised Version
Passing through the street near her corner, and he went the way to her house;

Webster's Bible Translation
Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house.

Proverbs 7:8 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The introduction first counsels in general to a true appreciation of these well-considered life-rules of wisdom.

1 My son, keep my words,

   And treasure up my commandments with thee.

2 Keep my commandments, and thou shalt live;

   And my instruction as the apple of thine eye.

3 Wind them about thy fingers,

   Write them on the tablet of thy heart.

The lxx has after Proverbs 7:1 another distich; but it here disturbs the connection. Regarding צפן, vid., at Proverbs 2:1; אתּך refers, as there, to the sphere of one's own character, and that subjectively. Regarding the imper. וחיה, which must here be translated according to its sense as a conclusion, because it comes in between the objects governed by שׁמר, vid., at Proverbs 4:4. There וחיה is punctuated with Silluk; here, according to Kimchi (Michlol 125a), with Segol-Athnach, וחיה, as in the Cod. Erfurt. 2 and 3, and in the editions of Athias and Clodius, so that the word belongs to the class פתחין באתנח (with short instead of long vowel by the pausal accent): no reason for this is to be perceived, especially as (Proverbs 4:4) the Tsere (ê from aj) which is characteristic of the imper. remains unchanged. Regarding אישׁון העין, Arab. insân el-'ain, the little man of the eye, i.e., the apple of the eye, named from the miniature portrait of him who looks into it being reflected from it, vid., at Psalm 17:8; the ending ôn is here diminutive, like Syr. achuno, little brother, beruno, little son, and the like. On Proverbs 7:3, vid., at Proverbs 6:21; Proverbs 3:3. The תפילין שׁל יד

(Note: תפילין, prayer-fillets, phylacteries.)

were wound seven times round the left arm and seven times round the middle finger. The writing on the table of the heart may be regarded as referring to Deuteronomy 6:9 (the Mezuzoth).

(Note: equals the door-posts, afterwards used by the Jews to denote the passages of Scripture written on the door-posts.)

Proverbs 7:8 Parallel Commentaries

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Proverbs 4:14,15 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men...

Proverbs 5:8 Remove your way far from her, and come not near the door of her house:

Judges 16:1 Then went Samson to Gaza, and saw there an harlot, and went in to her.

2 Samuel 11:2,3 And it came to pass in an evening, that David arose from off his bed, and walked on the roof of the king's house...

1 Corinthians 6:18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man does is without the body; but he that commits fornication sins against his own body.

2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Jude 1:23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

Cross References
Proverbs 7:12
now in the street, now in the market, and at every corner she lies in wait.

Proverbs 7:27
Her house is the way to Sheol, going down to the chambers of death.

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