Proverbs 7:12
New International Version
now in the street, now in the squares, at every corner she lurks.)

New Living Translation
She is often in the streets and markets, soliciting at every corner.

English Standard Version
now in the street, now in the market, and at every corner she lies in wait.

Berean Study Bible
Now in the street, now in the squares, she lurks at every corner.

King James Bible
Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)

New King James Version
At times she was outside, at times in the open square, Lurking at every corner.

New American Standard Bible
She is now in the streets, now in the public squares, And lurks by every corner.

NASB 1995
She is now in the streets, now in the squares, And lurks by every corner.

NASB 1977
She is now in the streets, now in the squares, And lurks by every corner.

Amplified Bible
At times she was in the streets, at times in the market places, Lurking and setting her ambush at every corner.

Christian Standard Bible
Now in the street, now in the squares, she lurks at every corner.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now in the street, now in the squares, she lurks at every corner.

American Standard Version
Now she is in the streets, now in the broad places, And lieth in wait at every corner.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But she wanders outside from time to time in the streets, and she lies in wait on the corners.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For at one time she wanders without, and at another time she lies in wait in the streets, at every corner.

Contemporary English Version
who walk street after street, waiting to trap a man.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now abroad, now in the streets, now lying in wait near the corners.

English Revised Version
Now she is in the streets, now in the broad places, and lieth in wait at every corner.

Good News Translation
or stood waiting at a corner, sometimes in the streets, sometimes in the marketplace.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
One moment she is out on the street, the next she is at the curb, on the prowl at every corner.

International Standard Version
Now she is in the street, now in the plazas, she lurks near every corner.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now she is in the streets, now in the broad places, And lieth in wait at every corner.

Literal Standard Version
Now in an out-place, now in broad places, And she lies in wait near every corner)—

NET Bible
at one time outside, at another in the wide plazas, and by every corner she lies in wait.)

New Heart English Bible
Now she is in the streets, now in the squares, and lurking at every corner.

World English Bible
Now she is in the streets, now in the squares, and lurking at every corner.

Young's Literal Translation
Now in an out-place, now in broad places, And near every corner she lieth in wait) --

Additional Translations ...
Context
Warnings about the Adulteress
11She is loud and defiant; her feet do not remain at home. 12Now in the street, now in the squares, she lurks at every corner. 13She seizes him and kisses him; she brazenly says to him:…

Cross References
Proverbs 7:8
crossing the street near her corner, strolling down the road to her house,

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

Proverbs 23:28
Like a robber she lies in wait and multiplies the faithless among men.


Treasury of Scripture

Now is she without, now in the streets, and lies in wait at every corner.)

Proverbs 9:14
For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,

Proverbs 23:28
She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men.

Jeremiah 2:20,33,36
For of old time I have broken thy yoke, and burst thy bands; and thou saidst, I will not transgress; when upon every high hill and under every green tree thou wanderest, playing the harlot…









Verse 12. - Now is she without, now in the streets. At one moment outside her own door, at another in the open street. Septuagint: "At one time she roams without (ἔξω ῤέμβεται)." The woman is represented not as a common prostitute, but as a licentious wife, who, in her unbridled lustfulness, acts the part of a harlot. Lieth in wait at every corner; seeking to entice some victim. Then the narrative proceeds; the writer returns to what he beheld on the occasion to which he refers.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Now
פַּ֤עַם ׀ (pa·‘am)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 6471: A beat, foot, anvil, occurrence

in the street,
בַּח֗וּץ (ba·ḥūṣ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2351: Separate by a, wall, outside, outdoors

now
פַּ֥עַם (pa·‘am)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 6471: A beat, foot, anvil, occurrence

in the squares,
בָּרְחֹב֑וֹת (bā·rə·ḥō·ḇō·wṯ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 7339: A broad open place, plaza

she lurks
תֶאֱרֹֽב׃ (ṯe·’ĕ·rōḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 693: To lie in wait

at
וְאֵ֖צֶל (wə·’ê·ṣel)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 681: A joining together, proximity

every
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

corner.
פִּנָּ֣ה (pin·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 6438: An angle, a pinnacle, a chieftain


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