Proverbs 5:8
New International Version
Keep to a path far from her, do not go near the door of her house,

New Living Translation
Stay away from her! Don't go near the door of her house!

English Standard Version
Keep your way far from her, and do not go near the door of her house,

Berean Study Bible
Keep your path far from her; do not go near the door of her house,

New American Standard Bible
Keep your way far from her And do not go near the door of her house,

King James Bible
Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house:

Christian Standard Bible
Keep your way far from her. Don't go near the door of her house.

Contemporary English Version
Stay away from a bad woman! Don't even go near the door of her house.

Good News Translation
Keep away from such a woman! Don't even go near her door!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Keep your way far from her. Don't go near the door of her house.

International Standard Version
Keep far away from her, and don't go near the entrance to her house,

NET Bible
Keep yourself far from her, and do not go near the door of her house,

New Heart English Bible
Remove your way far from her. Do not come near the door of her house,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Remove your way far from her and do not go near the door of her house

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Stay far away from her. Do not even go near her door.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Remove thy way far from her, And come not nigh the door of her house;

New American Standard 1977
Keep your way far from her, And do not go near the door of her house,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Remove thy way far from her, and do not come near the door of her house,

King James 2000 Bible
Remove your way far from her, and come not near the door of her house:

American King James Version
Remove your way far from her, and come not near the door of her house:

American Standard Version
Remove thy way far from her, And come not nigh the door of her house;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Remove thy way far from her; draw not near to the doors of her house:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the doors of her house.

Darby Bible Translation
Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house:

English Revised Version
Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house:

Webster's Bible Translation
Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house:

World English Bible
Remove your way far from her. Don't come near the door of her house,

Young's Literal Translation
Keep far from off her thy way, And come not near unto the opening of her house,
Study Bible
Avoiding Immorality
7So now, my sons, listen to me, and do not turn aside from the words of my mouth. 8Keep your path far from her; do not go near the door of her house, 9lest you concede your vigor to others, and your years to one who is cruel,…
Cross References
Proverbs 5:9
lest you concede your vigor to others, and your years to one who is cruel,

Proverbs 7:25
Do not let your heart turn aside to her ways; do not stray into her paths.

Proverbs 9:14
She sits at the door of her house, on a seat in the heights of the city,

Treasury of Scripture

Remove your way far from her, and come not near the door of her house:

Proverbs 4:15
Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.

Proverbs 6:27,28
Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? …

Matthew 6:13
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.







Lexicon
Keep your path
דַרְכֶּ֑ךָ (ḏar·ke·ḵā)
Noun - common singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

far
הַרְחֵ֣ק (har·ḥêq)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7368: To be or become far or distant

from her;
מֵעָלֶ֣יהָ (mê·‘ā·le·hā)
Preposition-m | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

do not
וְאַל־ (wə·’al-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

go near
תִּ֝קְרַ֗ב (tiq·raḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7126: To come near, approach

the door
פֶּ֥תַח (pe·ṯaḥ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6607: An opening, door, entrance way

of her house,
בֵּיתָֽהּ׃ (bê·ṯāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house
(8) Remove thy way . . .--The great safeguard in such temptations, as all moralists with one mouth advise, is flight.

Verse 8. - Remove thy way far from her. In other words, this is the same as St. Paul counsels, "Flee fornication" (1 Corinthians 6:14). From her (mealeyah; desuper ea). The term conveys the impression that the youth has come within the compass of her temptations, or that in the highest degree he is liable to them. The Hebrew meal, compounded of min and al, and meaning" from upon," being used of persons or things which go away from the place in or upon which they had been. And come not nigh the door of her house; i.e. shun the very place where she dwells. "Be so far from coming into her chamber as not to come near the door of her house" (Patrick). She and her house are to be avoided as if they were infected with some mortal disease. The old proverb quoted by Muffet is applicable -

"He that would no evil do
Must do nothing that 'longeth [i.e. belongeth] thereto."
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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