New International Version
till an arrow pierces his liver, like a bird darting into a snare, little knowing it will cost him his life.
King James Bible
Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.
Darby Bible Translation
till an arrow strike through his liver: as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for its life.
World English Bible
Until an arrow strikes through his liver, as a bird hurries to the snare, and doesn't know that it will cost his life.
Young's Literal Translation
Till an arrow doth split his liver, As a bird hath hastened unto a snare, And hath not known that it is for its life.
Proverbs 7:23 Parallel
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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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;
For a prostitute can be had for a loaf of bread, but another man's wife preys on your very life.
But a man who commits adultery has no sense; whoever does so destroys himself.
All at once he followed her like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deer stepping into a noose
I find more bitter than death the woman who is a snare, whose heart is a trap and whose hands are chains. The man who pleases God will escape her, but the sinner she will ensnare.
Moreover, no one knows when their hour will come: As fish are caught in a cruel net, or birds are taken in a snare, so people are trapped by evil times that fall unexpectedly upon them.
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