Proverbs 2:19
New International Version
None who go to her return or attain the paths of life.

New Living Translation
The man who visits her is doomed. He will never reach the paths of life.

English Standard Version
none who go to her come back, nor do they regain the paths of life.

Berean Study Bible
None who go to her return or negotiate the paths of life.

New American Standard Bible
None who go to her return again, Nor do they reach the paths of life.

King James Bible
None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.

Christian Standard Bible
None return who go to her; none reach the paths of life.

Contemporary English Version
Visit her, and you will never find the road to life again.

Good News Translation
No one who visits her ever comes back. He never returns to the road to life.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
None return who go to her; none reach the paths of life.

International Standard Version
None who go to her return, nor do they reach the paths of life.

NET Bible
None who go in to her will return, nor will they reach the paths of life.

New Heart English Bible
None who go to her return again, neither do they attain to the paths of life:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
None who enter unto her return, neither remember the way of life.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
None who have sex with her come back. Nor do they ever reach the paths of life.

JPS Tanakh 1917
None that go unto her return, Neither do they attain unto the paths of life;

New American Standard 1977
None who go to her return again, Nor do they reach the paths of life.

Jubilee Bible 2000
None that go unto her return again, neither do they take hold of the paths of life.

King James 2000 Bible
None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.

American King James Version
None that go to her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.

American Standard Version
None that go unto her return again, Neither do they attain unto the paths of life:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
None that go by her shall return, neither shall they take hold of right paths, for they are not apprehended of the years of life.

Douay-Rheims Bible
None that go in unto her shall return again, neither shall they take hold of the paths of life,

Darby Bible Translation
none that go unto her return again, neither do they attain to the paths of life:

English Revised Version
None that go unto her return again, neither do they attain unto the paths of life:

Webster's Bible Translation
None that go to her return again, neither do they take hold of the paths of life.

World English Bible
None who go to her return again, neither do they attain to the paths of life:

Young's Literal Translation
None going in unto her turn back, Nor do they reach the paths of life.
Study Bible
The Benefits of Wisdom
18For her house sinks down to death, and her tracks to the departed spirits. 19None who go to her return or negotiate the paths of life. 20So you will follow in the ways of good men, and keep to the paths of the righteous.…
Cross References
Psalm 16:11
You have made known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.

Proverbs 5:6
She does not consider the path of life; she does not know that her ways are unstable.

Ecclesiastes 7:26
And I find more bitter than death the woman who is a snare, whose heart is a net, and whose hands are chains. The man who pleases God will escape her, but the sinner will be ensnared.

Treasury of Scripture

None that go to her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.

none

Psalm 81:12
So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.

Ecclesiastes 7:26
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.

Jeremiah 13:23
Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.

take

Proverbs 4:18
But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Hebrews 6:18
That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:







Lexicon
None
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

who go to her
בָּ֭אֶיהָ (bā·’e·hā)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

return
יְשׁוּב֑וּן (yə·šū·ḇūn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | Paragogic nun
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

[or]
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

negotiate
יַ֝שִּׂ֗יגוּ (yaś·śî·ḡū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5381: To reach, overtake

the paths
אָרְח֥וֹת (’ā·rə·ḥō·wṯ)
Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 734: A well-trodden road, a caravan

of life.
חַיִּֽים׃ (ḥay·yîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life
Verse 19. - None that go unto her return again. The fate of the companions of the strange woman is described as irrevocable. All who visit her shall not return again. The Targum reads, "They shall not return in peace." The difficulty which they who give themselves up to the indulgence of lust and passion encounter in extricating themselves makes the statement of the teacher an almost universal truth. Hence St. Chrysostom says, "It is as difficult to bring back a libidinous person to chastity as a dead man to life." This passage led some of the Fathers to declare that the sin of adultery was unpardonable. Fornication was classed by the scholastic divines among the seven deadly sins, and it has this character given to it in the Litany: "From fornication, and all other deadly sin." St. Paul says, "No whoremonger nor unclean person...hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God" (Ephesians 5:5; cf. 1 Corinthians 6:9; Revelation 22:15). The sin which they commit who have dealings with the strange woman is deadly and leads on to death, and from death there is no return, nor laying hold of or regaining the paths of life (see Job 7:9, 10). Compare the words with which Deiphobe, the Cumaean sibyl, addresses AEneas -

"Tros Anchysiade, facilis descensus Averno
Sed revocare gradum superasque evadere ad auras,
Hoc opus, hic labor est."


(Virgil, 'AEneid,' 6:126-129.) O Trojan, son of Anchyses, easy is the path that leads to hell. But to retrace one's steps, and escape to the upper regions, this is a work, this is a task. 2:10-22 If we are truly wise, we shall be careful to avoid all evil company and evil practices. When wisdom has dominion over us, then it not only fills the head, but enters into the heart, and will preserve, both against corruptions within and temptations without. The ways of sin are ways of darkness, uncomfortable and unsafe: what fools are those who leave the plain, pleasant, lightsome paths of uprightness, to walk in such ways! They take pleasure in sin; both in committing it, and in seeing others commit it. Every wise man will shun such company. True wisdom will also preserve from those who lead to fleshly lusts, which defile the body, that living temple, and war against the soul. These are evils which excite the sorrow of every serious mind, and cause every reflecting parent to look upon his children with anxiety, lest they should be entangled in such fatal snares. Let the sufferings of others be our warnings. Our Lord Jesus deters from sinful pleasures, by the everlasting torments which follow them. It is very rare that any who are caught in this snare of the devil, recover themselves; so much is the heart hardened, and the mind blinded, by the deceitfulness of this sin. Many think that this caution, besides the literal sense, is to be understood as a caution against idolatry, and subjecting the soul to the body, by seeking any forbidden object. The righteous must leave the earth as well as the wicked; but the earth is a very different thing to them. To the wicked it is all the heaven they ever shall have; to the righteous it is the place of preparation for heaven. And is it all one to us, whether we share with the wicked in the miseries of their latter end, or share those everlasting joys that shall crown believers?
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