New International Version
All at once he followed her like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deer stepping into a noose
King James Bible
He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;
Darby Bible Translation
He went after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, and as stocks [serve] for the correction of the fool;
World English Bible
He followed her immediately, as an ox goes to the slaughter, as a fool stepping into a noose.
Young's Literal Translation
He is going after her straightway, As an ox unto the slaughter he cometh, And as a fetter unto the chastisement of a fool,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
As an ox goeth to the slaughter - The original of this and the following verse has been variously translated. Dr. Grey corrects and translates thus: "He goeth after her straightway, as an Ox goeth to the Slaughter; as a Dog to the Chain; and as a Deer till the Dart strike through his liver; as a Bird hasteneth to the Snare, and knoweth not that it is for its life." Very slight alterations in the Hebrew text produce these differences; but it is not necessary to pursue them; all serve to mark the stupidity and folly of the man who is led away by enticing women or who lives a life of intemperance.
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straightway suddenly as an
as a: Dr. Grey making a slight alteration in the text, renders, 'as a dog to the chain, and as a deer, till a dart strike through his liver and Dr. Hunt 'Or as a hart boundeth into the toils, till a dart strike through his liver' The LXX Chaldee, Syriac and Arabic, concur in this interpretation. The circumstance of the dart, as applied to the deer, is beautiful and proper, which otherwise we are at a loss to dispose of; and this creature, of all others, was the most proper to be noticed on this occasion; for the usual representation which the Egyptians made of a man overthrown by flattery and fair speeches was the picture of a heart captivated and ensnared by the sound of music
LibraryTwelfth 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;
But a man who commits adultery has no sense; whoever does so destroys himself.
With persuasive words she led him astray; she seduced him with her smooth talk.
till an arrow pierces his liver, like a bird darting into a snare, little knowing it will cost him his life.
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