Proverbs 9:18
New International Version
But little do they know that the dead are there, that her guests are deep in the realm of the dead.

New Living Translation
But little do they know that the dead are there. Her guests are in the depths of the grave.

English Standard Version
But he does not know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.

Berean Study Bible
But they do not know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.

New American Standard Bible
But he does not know that the dead are there, That her guests are in the depths of Sheol.

King James Bible
But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.

Christian Standard Bible
But he doesn't know that the departed spirits are there, that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.

Contemporary English Version
None who listen to Stupidity understand that her guests are as good as dead.

Good News Translation
Her victims do not know that the people die who go to her house, that those who have already entered are now deep in the world of the dead.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But he doesn't know that the departed spirits are there, that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.

International Standard Version
But he does not realize that the dead lurk there, and her invited guests wind up in the depths of Sheol.

NET Bible
But they do not realize that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of the grave.

New Heart English Bible
But he doesn't know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he does not know that mighty men perish in her presence, and all that are summoned to her are in the depths of Sheol; but do not tarry in that place, and do not let your eye be caught by her, for so you should pass by the waters of strangers and the river of foreigners, and from the waters of foreigners you should not drink, so that many days and years of life will be added to you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But he does not know that the souls of the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of hell.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But he knoweth not that the shades are there; That her guests are in the depths of the nether-world.

New American Standard 1977
But he does not know that the dead are there, That her guests are in the depths of Sheol.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But he does not know that the dead are there and that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.

King James 2000 Bible
But he knows not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of the grave.

American King James Version
But he knows not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.

American Standard Version
But he knoweth not that the dead are there; That her guests are in the depths of Sheol.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But he knows that mighty men die by her, and he falls in with a snare of hell. But hasten away, delay not in the place, neither fix thine eye upon her: for thus shalt thou go through strange water; but do thou abstain from strange water, and drink not of a strange fountain, that thou mayest live long, and years of life may be added to thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he did not know that giants are there, and that her guests are in the depths of hell. The Parables of Solomon

Darby Bible Translation
But he knoweth not that the dead are there; [that] her guests are in the depths of Sheol.

English Revised Version
But he knoweth not that the dead are there; that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.

Webster's Bible Translation
But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.

World English Bible
But he doesn't know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.

Young's Literal Translation
And he hath not known that Rephaim are there, In deep places of Sheol her invited ones!
Study Bible
The Way of Folly
17“Stolen water is sweet, and bread eaten in secret is tasty!” 18But they do not know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.
Cross References
Proverbs 7:26
For she has brought many down to death; her slain are many in number.

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

Treasury of Scripture

But he knows not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.

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Proverbs 1:7
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Psalm 82:5
They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

2 Peter 3:5
For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:

the dead

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

Proverbs 5:5
Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.

Proverbs 6:26
For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.







Lexicon
But they do not
וְֽלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

know
יָ֭דַע (yā·ḏa‘)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

that
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

the dead
רְפָאִ֣ים (rə·p̄ā·’îm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7496: Shades, ghosts

are there,
שָׁ֑ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither

that her guests
קְרֻאֶֽיהָ׃ (qə·ru·’e·hā)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

[are] in the depths
בְּעִמְקֵ֖י (bə·‘im·qê)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6012: Deep, unfathomable

of Sheol.
שְׁא֣וֹל (šə·’ō·wl)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7585: Underworld (place to which people descend at death)
(18) The dead are there.--Comp. on Proverbs 2:18.

Verse 18. - The deluded youth is supposed to be persuaded by the seductions of Folly and to enter her house. The writer, then, in a few weighty words, shows the terrible result of this evil compliance. But he knoweth not that the dead are there (see on Proverbs 2:18 and Proverbs 7:27). There are none "there," in her house, who can be said to be living, they are rephaim, shadowy ghosts of living men, or else demons of the nether world. The Septuagint and Vulgate, with a reference to Genesis 6:4, translate γηγενεῖς and gigantes. Her guests are in the depths of hell (sheol); Septuagint, "He knows not that giants perish at her side, and he meets with a trap of hell." The terrible warning may profitably be repeated more than once, It is like Christ's awful saying, three times enunciated, "Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched" (Mark 9:44, 46, 48). The LXX. has another paragraph at the end of this verse, which has no counterpart in the Hebrew: "But start away, delay not in the place, nor put thy name ['eye,' al.] by her; for thus shalt thou pass over (διαβήσῃ) strange water; but abstain thou from strange water, and of a strange spring drink not, that thou mayest live long, and years of life may be added to thee."



9:13-18 How diligent the tempter is, to seduce unwary souls into sin! Carnal, sensual pleasure, stupifies conscience, and puts out the sparks of conviction. This tempter has no solid reason to offer; and where she gets dominion in a soul, all knowledge of holy things is lost and forgotten. She is very violent and pressing. We need to seek and pray for true wisdom, for Satan has many ways to withdraw our souls from Christ. Not only worldly lusts and abandoned seducers prove fatal to the souls of men; but false teachers, with doctrines that flatter pride and give liberty to lusts, destroy thousands. They especially draw off such as have received only partial serious impressions. The depths of Satan are depths of hell; and sin, without remorse, is ruin, ruin without remedy. Solomon shows the hook; those that believe him, will not meddle with the bait. Behold the wretched, empty, unsatisfying, deceitful, and stolen pleasure sin proposes; and may our souls be so desirous of the everlasting enjoyment of Christ, that on earth we may live to him, daily, by faith, and ere long be with him in glory.
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