Proverbs 5:6
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New International Version
She gives no thought to the way of life; her paths wander aimlessly, but she does not know it.

King James Bible
Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.

Darby Bible Translation
Lest she should ponder the path of life, her ways wander, she knoweth not [whither].

World English Bible
She gives no thought to the way of life. Her ways are crooked, and she doesn't know it.

Young's Literal Translation
The path of life -- lest thou ponder, Moved have her paths -- thou knowest not.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Lest thou shouldest ponder - To prevent thee from reflecting on thy present conduct, and its consequences, her ways are moveable - she continually varies her allurements.

Thou canst not know them - It is impossible to conceive all her tricks and wiles: to learn these in all their varieties, is a part of the science first taught in that infernal trade.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

ponder

Proverbs 4:26 Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established.

Psalm 119:59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet to your testimonies.

the path

Proverbs 11:19 As righteousness tends to life: so he that pursues evil pursues it to his own death.

Psalm 16:11 You will show me the path of life: in your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand there are pleasures for ever more.

her

Proverbs 6:12,13 A naughty person, a wicked man, walks with a fraudulent mouth...

Proverbs 7:10-21 And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtle of heart...

2 Thessalonians 2:9,10 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders...

Library
The 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
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Sinners Bound with the Cords of Sin
The first sentence of the text also may have reference to an arrest by an officer of law. The transgressor's own sins shall take him, shall seize him; they bear a warrant for arresting him, they shall judge him, they shall even execute him. Sin, which at the first bringeth to man a specious pleasure, ere long turneth into bitterness, remorse, and fear. Sin is a dragon, with eyes like stars, but it carrieth a deadly sting in its tail. The cup of sin, with rainbow bubbles on its brim, is black with
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 16: 1870

Second Great Group of Parables.
(Probably in Peræa.) Subdivision F. Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus. ^C Luke XVI. 19-31. [The parable we are about to study is a direct advance upon the thoughts in the previous section. We may say generally that if the parable of the unjust steward teaches how riches are to be used, this parable sets forth the terrible consequences of a failure to so use them. Each point of the previous discourse is covered in detail, as will be shown by the references in the discussion of the parable.]
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
2 Peter 2:14
With eyes full of adultery, they never stop sinning; they seduce the unstable; they are experts in greed--an accursed brood!

Proverbs 2:19
None who go to her return or attain the paths of life.

Proverbs 4:26
Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.

Proverbs 5:21
For your ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all your paths.

Proverbs 9:13
Folly is an unruly woman; she is simple and knows nothing.

Proverbs 30:20
"This is the way of an adulterous woman: She eats and wipes her mouth and says, 'I've done nothing wrong.'

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