Proverbs 7:8
New International Version
He was going down the street near her corner, walking along in the direction of her house

New Living Translation
He was crossing the street near the house of an immoral woman, strolling down the path by her house.

English Standard Version
passing along the street near her corner, taking the road to her house

Berean Study Bible
crossing the street near her corner, strolling down the road to her house,

King James Bible
Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,

New King James Version
Passing along the street near her corner; And he took the path to her house

New American Standard Bible
Passing through the street near her corner; And he walks along the way to her house,

NASB 1995
Passing through the street near her corner; And he takes the way to her house,

NASB 1977
Passing through the street near her corner; And he takes the way to her house,

Amplified Bible
Passing through the street near her corner; And he took the path to her house

Christian Standard Bible
Crossing the street near her corner, he strolled down the road to her house

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Crossing the street near her corner, he strolled down the road to her house

American Standard Version
Passing through the street near her corner; And he went the way to her house,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Who pass by in the street, beside the corner of the road of her house.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and speaking, in the dark of the evening,

Contemporary English Version
It was late in the evening, sometime after dark.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who passeth through the street by the corner, and goeth nigh the way of her house.

English Revised Version
Passing through the street near her corner, and he went the way to her house;

Good News Translation
He was walking along the street near the corner where a certain woman lived. He was passing near her house

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He was crossing a street near her corner and walking toward her house

International Standard Version
Proceeding down the street near her corner, he makes his way toward her house

JPS Tanakh 1917
Passing through the street near her corner, And he went the way to her house;

Literal Standard Version
Passing on in the street, near her corner, And the way [to] her house he steps,

NET Bible
He was passing by the street near her corner, making his way along the road to her house

New Heart English Bible
passing through the street near her corner, he went the way to her house,

World English Bible
passing through the street near her corner, he went the way to her house,

Young's Literal Translation
Passing on in the street, near her corner, And the way to her house he doth step,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Warnings about the Adulteress
7I saw among the simple, I noticed among the youths, a young man lacking judgment, 8crossing the street near her corner, strolling down the road to her house, 9at twilight, as the day was fading into the dark of the night.…

Cross References
Proverbs 7:12
Now in the street, now in the squares, she lurks at every corner.

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


Treasury of Scripture

Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,

Proverbs 4:14,15
Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men

Proverbs 5:8
Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house:

Judges 16:1
Then went Samson to Gaza, and saw there an harlot, and went in unto her.









(8) And he went the way . . .--The word is used of the slow step of a religious procession (2Samuel 6:13), here of the sauntering of the idle youth up and down the street within view of the temptress's house.

Verse 8. - Near her corner. He kept near the corner of the house of the woman for whom he waited. Another reading gives, "near a corner;" juxta angulum. Vulgate; παρὰ γωνίαν, Septuagint; i.e. he did not take to the broad, open street, but sneaked about at corners, whence he could watch the woman's house without being observed by others. He went the way to her house. He sauntered slowly along, as the verb signifes. Septuagint, "Passing by a corner in the passages of her house (ἐν διόδοις οἴκων αὐτῆς)."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
crossing
עֹבֵ֣ר (‘ō·ḇêr)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

the street
בַּ֭שּׁוּק (baš·šūq)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7784: A street

near
אֵ֣צֶל (’ê·ṣel)
Preposition
Strong's 681: A joining together, proximity

her corner,
פִּנָּ֑הּ (pin·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 6438: An angle, a pinnacle, a chieftain

strolling
יִצְעָֽד׃ (yiṣ·‘āḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6805: To pace, step regularly, to mount, to march, to hurl

down the road
וְדֶ֖רֶךְ (wə·ḏe·reḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - common singular construct
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

to her house,
בֵּיתָ֣הּ (bê·ṯāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 1004: A house


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