Proverbs 5:22 {23}
Good News Translation
The sins of the wicked are a trap. They get caught in the net of their own sin.

Contemporary English Version
Sinners are trapped and caught by their own evil deeds.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall die, because he hath not received instruction, and in the multitude of his folly he shall be deceived.

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He shall die, because he hath not received instruction, and in the multitude of his folly he shall be deceived.

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Proverbs 1:18,31 So the ways of every covetous man destroy the souls of the possessors. . . .

Proverbs 11:3,5 Riches shall not profit in the day of revenge: but justice shall deliver from death. . . .

Psalm 7:15,16 He hath opened a pit and dug it: and he is fallen into the hole he made. . . .

Psalm 9:15 I will rejoice in thy salvation: the Gentiles have stuck fast in the destruction which they prepared. Their foot hath been taken in the very snare which they hid.

Jeremiah 2:19 Thy own wickedness shall reprove thee, and thy apostasy shall rebuke thee. Know thou, and see that it is an evil and a bitter thing for thee, to have left the Lord thy God, and that my fear is not with thee, saith the Lord the God of hosts.

Hosea 4:11-14 Fornication, and wine, and drunkenness, take away the understanding. . . .

Galatians 6:7,8 Be not deceived: God is not mocked. . . .

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Ecclesiastes 7:26 And I have found a woman more bitter than death, who is the hunter's snare, and her heart is a net, and her hands are bands. He that pleaseth God shall escape from her: but he that is a sinner, shall be caught by her.

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1 Corinthians 5:9,10 I wrote to you in an epistle, not to keep company with fornicators. . . .

Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest: which are fornication, uncleanness, immodesty, luxury, . . .

Ephesians 5:5,6 For know you this and understand: That no fornicator or unclean or covetous person (which is a serving of idols) hath inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. . . .

Hebrews 13:4 Marriage honourable in all, and the bed undefiled. For fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

Context
Avoiding Immorality
21His own iniquities catch the wicked, and he is fast bound with the ropes of his own sins. 22He shall die, because he hath not received instruction, and in the multitude of his folly he shall be deceived.23My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, thou hast engaged fast thy hand to a stranger,…
Cross References
Numbers 32:23
But if you do not what you say, no man can doubt but you sin against God: and know ye, that your sin shall overtake you.

Judges 20:41
They that before had made as if they fled, turning their faces, stood bravely against them. Which the children of Benjamin seeing, turned their backs,

Psalm 7:15
He hath opened a pit and dug it: and he is fallen into the hole he made.

Psalm 9:15
I will rejoice in thy salvation: the Gentiles have stuck fast in the destruction which they prepared. Their foot hath been taken in the very snare which they hid.

Psalm 40:12
For evils without number have surrounded me; my iniquities have overtaken me, and I was not able to see. They are multiplied above the hairs of my head: and my heart hath forsaken me.

Proverbs 1:31
The turning away of little ones shall kill them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

Proverbs 1:32
But he that shall hear me, shall rest without terror, and shall enjoy abundance, without fear of evils.

Proverbs 11:5
The justice of the righteous shall deliver them: and the unjust shall be caught in their own snares.

Lamentations 1:14
Nun. The yoke of my iniquities hath watched: they are folded together in his hand, and put upon my neck: my strength is weakened: the Lord hath delivered me into a hand, out of which I am not able to rise.

Additional Translations
The iniquities of a wicked man entrap him; the cords of his own sin entangle him.His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be held with the cords of his sins.

His own iniquities shall take the wicked, And he shall be holden with the cords of his sin.

Iniquities ensnare a man, and every one is bound in the chains of his own sins.

His own iniquities shall take the wicked, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sin.

His own iniquities shall take the wicked, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sin.

His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be held with the cords of his sins.

The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare him. The cords of his sin hold him firmly.

His own iniquities do capture the wicked, And with the ropes of his sin he is holden.
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