Proverbs 7:23 {24}
Good News Translation
where an arrow would pierce its heart. He was like a bird going into a net--he did not know that his life was in danger.

Contemporary English Version
and killed with arrows. He was no more than a bird rushing into a trap, without knowing it would cost him his life.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now, therefore, my son, hear me, and attend to the words of my mouth.

New American Bible
till an arrow pierces its liver; Like a bird that rushes into a snare, unaware that his life is at stake.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Now, therefore, my son, hear me, and attend to the words of my mouth.

a dart

Numbers 25:8,9 Went in after the Israelite into the brothel house, and thrust both of them through together, to wit, the man and the woman in the genital parts. And the scourge ceased from the children of Israel. . . .

as a bird

Proverbs 1:17 And they themselves lie in wait for their own blood, and practise deceits against their own souls.

Ecclesiastes 9:12 Man knoweth not his own end: but as fishes are taken with the hook, and as birds are caught with the snare, so men are taken in the evil time, when it shall suddenly come upon them.

knoweth

Proverbs 9:18 A wise son maketh the father glad: but a foolish son is the sorrow of his mother.

Context
Warnings about the Adulteress
22Till the arrow pierce his liver: as if a bird should make haste to the snare, and knoweth not that his life is in danger. 23Now, therefore, my son, hear me, and attend to the words of my mouth.24Let not thy mind be drawn away in her ways: neither be thou deceived with her paths.…
Cross References
Proverbs 6:26
Can a man hide fire in his bosom, and his garments not burn?

Proverbs 6:32
He gathereth to himself shame and dishonour, and his reproach shall not be blotted out:

Proverbs 7:22
Till the arrow pierce his liver: as if a bird should make haste to the snare, and knoweth not that his life is in danger.

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.

Ecclesiastes 9:12
Man knoweth not his own end: but as fishes are taken with the hook, and as birds are caught with the snare, so men are taken in the evil time, when it shall suddenly come upon them.

Additional Translations
until an arrow pierces his liver, like a bird darting into a snare—not knowing it will cost him his life.Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hastens to the snare, and knows not that it is for his life.

Till an arrow strike through his liver; As a bird hasteth to the snare, And knoweth not that it is for his life.

and he hastens as a bird into a snare, not knowing that he is running for his life.

till an arrow strike through his liver: as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for its life.

Till an arrow strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.

Till a dart striketh through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.

Until an arrow strikes through his liver, as a bird hurries to the snare, and doesn't know that it will cost his life.

Till an arrow doth split his liver, As a bird hath hastened unto a snare, And hath not known that it is for its life.
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