Proverbs 9:18
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English Standard Version
But he does not know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.

King James Bible
But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.

American Standard Version
But he knoweth not that the dead are there; That her guests are in the depths of Sheol.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he did not know that giants are there, and that her guests are in the depths of hell. The Parables of Solomon

English Revised Version
But he knoweth not that the dead are there; that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.

Webster's Bible Translation
But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.

Proverbs 9:18 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

This wisdom, resting on the fear of God, is itself a blessing to the wise:

"If thou art wise, thou art wise for thyself;

And if thou mockest, thou alone shalt bear it."

The lxx, with the Syr., mangle the thought of 12a, for they translate: if thou art wise for thyself, so also thou wilt be wise for thy neighbour. The dat. commodi לך means that it is for the personal advantage of the wise to be wise. The contrast expressed by Job 22:2.: not profitable to God, but to thyself (Hitzig), is scarcely intended, although, so far as the accentuation is antithetic, it is the nearest. The perf. ולצתּ is the hypothetical; Gesen. 126, 1. To bear anything, viz., anything sinful (חטא or עון), is equivalent to, to atone for it, Job 34:2, cf. Numbers 9:13; Ezekiel 23:35. Also 12b is a contrast scarcely aimed at. Wisdom is its own profit to man; libertinism is its own disgrace. Man decides, whenever he prefers to be wise, or to be a mocker of religion and of virtue, regarding his own weal and woe. With this nota bene the discourse of Wisdom closes.

Proverbs 9:18 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Psalm 82:5 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

2 Peter 3:5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old...

the dead

Proverbs 2:18,19 For her house inclines to death, and her paths to the dead...

Proverbs 5:5 Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.

Proverbs 6:26 For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.

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

Cross References
Proverbs 7:26
for many a victim has she laid low, and all her slain are a mighty throng.

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

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