Proverbs 7:23
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New Living Translation
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.

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.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

7:23 His liver - His vital parts, 'till his life be lost.

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A Believer's Privilege at Death
'For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.' Phil 1:1I. Hope is a Christian's anchor, which he casts within the veil. Rejoicing in hope.' Rom 12:12. A Christian's hope is not in this life, but he hash hope in his death.' Prov 14:42. The best of a saint's comfort begins when his life ends; but the wicked have all their heaven here. Woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.' Luke 6:64. You may make your acquittance, and write Received in full payment.' Son, remember that
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Proverbs 6:26
For a prostitute will bring you to poverty, but sleeping with another man's wife will cost you your life.

Proverbs 6:32
But the man who commits adultery is an utter fool, for he destroys himself.

Proverbs 7:22
He followed her at once, like an ox going to the slaughter. He was like a stag caught in a trap,

Ecclesiastes 7:26
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.

Ecclesiastes 9:12
People can never predict when hard times might come. Like fish in a net or birds in a trap, people are caught by sudden tragedy.

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