New International Version
Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave.
King James Bible
Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.
Darby Bible Translation
Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on Sheol.
World English Bible
Her feet go down to death. Her steps lead straight to Sheol.
Young's Literal Translation
Her feet are going down to death, Sheol do her steps take hold of.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Her feet go down to death - She first, like a serpent, infuses her poison, by which the whole constitution of her paramour is infected, which soon or late brings on death.
Her steps take hold on hell - First, the death of the body; and then the damnation of the soul. These are the tendencies of connections with such women.
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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.
I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.
Her house is a highway to the grave, leading down to the chambers of death.
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