Proverbs 7:15
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New International Version
So I came out to meet you; I looked for you and have found you!

King James Bible
Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.

Darby Bible Translation
therefore came I forth to meet thee, to seek earnestly thy face, and I have found thee.

World English Bible
Therefore I came out to meet you, to diligently seek your face, and I have found you.

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore I have come forth to meet thee, To seek earnestly thy face, and I find thee.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I have peace-offerings with me - More literally, "the sacrifices of the peace-offerings are with me." Peace-offerings Mymlv shelamim, were offerings the spiritual design of which was to make peace between God and man, to make up the breach between them which sin had occasioned; see the notes on Leviticus 7 (note), where every kind of sacrifice offered under the law is explained. When the blood of these was poured out at the altar, and the fat burnt there, the breast and right shoulder were the priest's portion; but the rest of the carcass belonged to the sacrificer, who might carry it home, and make a feast to his friends. See Leviticus 3:1-11. Much light is cast on this place by the fact that the gods in many parts of the East are actually worshipped in brothels, and fragments of the offerings are divided among the wretches who fall into the snare of the prostitutes - Ward's Customs.

Have I payed my vows - She seems to insinuate that she had made a vow for the health and safety of this young man; and having done so, and prepared the sacrificial banquet, came actually out to seek him, that he might partake of it with her, Proverbs 7:15. But, as she intended to proceed farther than mere friendship, she was obliged to avail herself of the night season, and the absence of her husband.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 7:14 "I was due to offer peace offerings; Today I have paid my vows.

Proverbs 7:16 "I have spread my couch with coverings, With colored linens of Egypt.

Twelfth Sunday after Trinity Gospel Transcends Law.
Text: 2 Corinthians 3, 4-11. 4 And such confidence have we through Christ to God-ward: 5 not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to account anything as from ourselves; but our sufficiency is from God; 6 who also made us sufficient as ministers of a new covenant; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. 7 But if the ministration of death, written, and engraven on stones, came with glory, so that the children of Israel could not look stedfastly upon
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. III

The Desire of the Righteous Granted;
OR, A DISCOURSE OF THE RIGHTEOUS MAN'S DESIRES. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR As the tree is known by its fruit, so is the state of a man's heart known by his desires. The desires of the righteous are the touchstone or standard of Christian sincerity--the evidence of the new birth--the spiritual barometer of faith and grace--and the springs of obedience. Christ and him crucified is the ground of all our hopes--the foundation upon which all our desires after God and holiness are built--and the root
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Cross References
Genesis 39:7
and after a while his master's wife took notice of Joseph and said, "Come to bed with me!"

Proverbs 7:14
"Today I fulfilled my vows, and I have food from my fellowship offering at home.

Proverbs 7:16
I have covered my bed with colored linens from Egypt.

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