Proverbs 7:9
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English Standard Version
in the twilight, in the evening, at the time of night and darkness.

King James Bible
In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:

American Standard Version
In the twilight, in the evening of the day, In the middle of the night and in the darkness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the dark, when it grows late, in the darkness and obscurity of the night,

English Revised Version
In the twilight, in the evening of the day, in the blackness of night and the darkness.

Webster's Bible Translation
In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:

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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.)

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the twilight

Genesis 39:11 And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business...

Job 24:13-15 They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof...

Romans 13:12-14 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light...

Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

evening of the day

Exodus 12:6 And you shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month...

Cross References
Job 24:15
The eye of the adulterer also waits for the twilight, saying, 'No eye will see me'; and he veils his face.

Proverbs 7:10
And behold, the woman meets him, dressed as a prostitute, wily of heart.

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