Proverbs 5:5
New International Version
Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave.

New Living Translation
Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave.

English Standard Version
Her feet go down to death; her steps follow the path to Sheol;

Berean Study Bible
Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to Sheol.

New American Standard Bible
Her feet go down to death, Her steps take hold of Sheol.

King James Bible
Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.

Christian Standard Bible
Her feet go down to death; her steps head straight for Sheol.

Contemporary English Version
If you follow her, she will lead you down to the world of the dead.

Good News Translation
She will take you down to the world of the dead; the road she walks is the road to death.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Her feet go down to death; her steps head straight for Sheol.

International Standard Version
Her feet go down to death; her steps lead to Sheol.

NET Bible
Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave.

New Heart English Bible
Her feet go down to death. Her steps lead straight to Sheol.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And her legs marry to death; her walk causes men to recline in Sheol.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Her feet descend to death. Her steps lead straight to hell.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Her feet go down to death; Her steps take hold on the nether-world;

New American Standard 1977
Her feet go down to death, Her steps lay hold of Sheol.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Her feet go down to death, her steps uphold Sheol,

King James 2000 Bible
Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on sheol.

American King James Version
Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.

American Standard Version
Her feet go down to death; Her steps take hold on Sheol;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the feet of folly lead those who deal with her down to the grave with death; and her steps are not established.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Her feet go down into death, and her steps go in as far as hell.

Darby Bible Translation
Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on Sheol.

English Revised Version
Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on Sheol;

Webster's Bible Translation
Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.

World English Bible
Her feet go down to death. Her steps lead straight to Sheol.

Young's Literal Translation
Her feet are going down to death, Sheol do her steps take hold of.
Study Bible
Avoiding Immorality
4her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a double-edged sword. 5Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to Sheol. 6She does not consider the path of life; she does not know that her ways are unstable.…
Cross References
Revelation 6:8
Then I looked and saw a pale horse. Its rider's name was Death, and Hades followed close behind. And they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill by sword, by famine, by plague, and by the beasts of the earth.

Proverbs 7:27
Her house is the road to Sheol, descending to the chambers of death.

Treasury of Scripture

Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.

Proverbs 2:18,19
For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead…

Proverbs 7:27
Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.







Lexicon
Her feet
רַ֭גְלֶיהָ (raḡ·le·hā)
Noun - fdc | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

go down
יֹרְד֣וֹת (yō·rə·ḏō·wṯ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3381: To come or go down, descend

to death;
מָ֑וֶת (mā·weṯ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4194: Death, the dead, their place, state, pestilence, ruin

her steps
צְעָדֶ֥יהָ (ṣə·‘ā·ḏe·hā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6806: A pace, regular step

lead straight
יִתְמֹֽכוּ׃ (yiṯ·mō·ḵū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8551: To sustain, to obtain, keep fast, to help, follow close

to Sheol.
שְׁ֝א֗וֹל (’ō·wl)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7585: Underworld (place to which people descend at death)
(5) Take hold on hell.--They lead straight to it.

Verse 5. - Vers. 5 and 6 continue the description of the harlot. Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell. She leads her victims to ruin. She hastens to death and the grove, and so do all those who listen to her. In all instances where the teacher speaks of the harlot at length he gives the same description of her (cf. Proverbs 2:18; Proverbs 7:27; Proverbs 9:18). An intensifying of the language is observable in the second hemistich. The descending progress to death becomes the laying hold of the grave, the underworld, as if nothing could turn her steps aside. And it is not only death, as the cessation of life, but death as a punishment, that is implied, just as the grave has in it the idea of corruption. (On "hell," sh'ol, see Proverbs 1:12.) 5:1-14 Solomon cautions all young men, as his children, to abstain from fleshly lusts. Some, by the adulterous woman, here understand idolatry, false doctrine, which tends to lead astray men's minds and manners; but the direct view is to warn against seventh-commandment sins. Often these have been, and still are, Satan's method of drawing men from the worship of God into false religion. Consider how fatal the consequences; how bitter the fruit! Take it any way, it wounds. It leads to the torments of hell. The direct tendency of this sin is to the destruction of body and soul. We must carefully avoid every thing which may be a step towards it. Those who would be kept from harm, must keep out of harm's way. If we thrust ourselves into temptation we mock God when we pray, Lead us not into temptation. How many mischiefs attend this sin! It blasts the reputation; it wastes time; it ruins the estate; it is destructive to health; it will fill the mind with horror. Though thou art merry now, yet sooner or later it will bring sorrow. The convinced sinner reproaches himself, and makes no excuse for his folly. By the frequent acts of sin, the habits of it become rooted and confirmed. By a miracle of mercy true repentance may prevent the dreadful consequences of such sins; but this is not often; far more die as they have lived. What can express the case of the self-ruined sinner in the eternal world, enduring the remorse of his conscience!
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