New International Version
The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare them; the cords of their sins hold them fast.
King James Bible
His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.
Darby Bible Translation
His own iniquities shall take the wicked, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sin.
World English Bible
The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare him. The cords of his sin hold him firmly.
Young's Literal Translation
His own iniquities do capture the wicked, And with the ropes of his sin he is holden.
Proverbs 5:22 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He shall be holden with the cords of his sins - Most people who follow unlawful pleasures, think they can give them up whenever they please; but sin repeated becomes customary; custom soon engenders habit; and habit in the end assumes the form of necessity; the man becomes bound with his own cords, and so is led captive by the devil at his will.
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LibraryThe Cords of Sin
'His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.'--PROVERBS v. 22. In Hosea's tender picture of the divine training of Israel which, alas! failed of its effect, we read, 'I drew them with cords of a man,' which is further explained as being 'with bands of love.' The metaphor in the prophet's mind is probably that of a child being 'taught to go' and upheld in its first tottering steps by leading-strings. God drew Israel, though Israel did not yield …
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Sinners Bound with the Cords of Sin
Second Great Group of Parables.
"But if you fail to do this, you will be sinning against the LORD; and you may be sure that your sin will find you out.
Then the Israelites counterattacked, and the Benjamites were terrified, because they realized that disaster had come on them.
Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit they have made.
The nations have fallen into the pit they have dug; their feet are caught in the net they have hidden.
For troubles without number surround me; my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart fails within me.
they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.
For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them;
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