New Living Translation
I discovered that a seductive woman is a trap more bitter than death. Her passion is a snare, and her soft hands are chains. Those who are pleasing to God will escape her, but sinners will be caught in her snare.
King James Bible
And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her.
Darby Bible Translation
and I found more bitter than death the woman whose heart is nets and snares, and whose hands are bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be caught by her.
World English Bible
I find more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and traps, whose hands are chains. Whoever pleases God shall escape from her; but the sinner will be ensnared by her.
Young's Literal Translation
And I am finding more bitter than death, the woman whose heart is nets and snares, her hands are bands; the good before God escapeth from her, but the sinner is captured by her.
Ecclesiastes 7:26 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:26 I find - By my own sad experience. Shall escape - Shall be prevented from falling into her hands.
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Gen. ii. 17.--"But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shall not eat of it, for in the day that thou eatest thereof, thou shalt surely die."--Gen. i. 26.--"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." The state wherein man was created at first, you heard was exceeding good,--all …
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Covenanting Adapted to the Moral Constitution of Man.
Letter xxviii (Circa A. D. 1130) to the Abbots Assembled at Soissons
Pharaoh's officials now came to Pharaoh and appealed to him. "How long will you let this man hold us hostage? Let the men go to worship the LORD their God! Don't you realize that Egypt lies in ruins?"
The man who visits her is doomed. He will never reach the paths of life.
But in the end she is as bitter as poison, as dangerous as a double-edged sword.
For their command is a lamp and their instruction a light; their corrective discipline is the way to life.
It will keep you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of a promiscuous woman.
awaiting the arrow that would pierce its heart. He was like a bird flying into a snare, little knowing it would cost him his life.
The mouth of an immoral woman is a dangerous trap; those who make the LORD angry will fall into it.
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