Proverbs 5:22
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New Living Translation
An evil man is held captive by his own sins; they are ropes that catch and hold him.

King James Bible
His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.

Darby Bible Translation
His own iniquities shall take the wicked, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sin.

World English Bible
The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare him. The cords of his sin hold him firmly.

Young's Literal Translation
His own iniquities do capture the wicked, And with the ropes of his sin he is holden.

Proverbs 5:22 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

5:22 Holden - He is in perfect bondage to his lusts, and is neither able nor wiling to set himself at liberty.

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Twenty Second Sunday after Trinity Paul's Thanks and Prayers for Churches.
Text: Philippians 1, 3-11. 3 I thank my God upon all my remembrance of you, 4 always in every supplication of mine on behalf of you all making my supplication with joy, 5 for your fellowship in furtherance of the gospel from the first day until now; 6 being confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Jesus Christ: 7 even as it is right for me to be thus minded on behalf of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as, both in my bonds
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. III

"The Truth. " Some Generals Proposed.
That what we are to speak to for the clearing and improving this noble piece of truth, that Christ is the Truth, may be the more clearly understood and edifying, we shall first take notice of some generals, and then show particularly how or in what respects Christ is called the Truth; and finally speak to some cases wherein we are to make use of Christ as the Truth. As to the first. There are four general things here to be noticed. 1. This supposeth what our case by nature is, and what we are all
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life

Thirdly, for Thy Actions.
1. Do no evil, though thou mightest; for God will not suffer the least sin, without bitter repentance, to escape unpunished. Leave not undone any good that thou canst. But do nothing without a calling, nor anything in thy calling, till thou hast first taken counsel at God's word (1 Sam. xxx. 8) of its lawfulness, and pray for his blessings upon thy endeavour; and then do it in the name of God, with cheerfulness of heart, committing the success to him, in whose power it is to bless with his grace
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

The Right Understanding of the Law
Thou shalt have no other Gods before me.' Exod 20: 3. Before I come to the commandments, I shall answer questions, and lay down rules respecting the moral law. What is the difference between the moral laud and the gospel? (1) The law requires that we worship God as our Creator; the gospel, that we worship him in and through Christ. God in Christ is propitious; out of him we may see God's power, justice, and holiness: in him we see his mercy displayed. (2) The moral law requires obedience, but gives
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Cross References
Numbers 32:23
But if you fail to keep your word, then you will have sinned against the LORD, and you may be sure that your sin will find you out.

Judges 20:41
the men of Israel turned and attacked. At this point the men of Benjamin became terrified, because they realized disaster was close at hand.

Psalm 7:15
They dig a deep pit to trap others, then fall into it themselves.

Psalm 9:15
The nations have fallen into the pit they dug for others. Their own feet have been caught in the trap they set.

Psalm 40:12
For troubles surround me--too many to count! My sins pile up so high I can't see my way out. They outnumber the hairs on my head. I have lost all courage.

Proverbs 1:31
Therefore, they must eat the bitter fruit of living their own way, choking on their own schemes.

Proverbs 1:32
For simpletons turn away from me--to death. Fools are destroyed by their own complacency.

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