Proverbs 7:13
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English Standard Version
She seizes him and kisses him, and with bold face she says to him,

King James Bible
So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him,

American Standard Version
So she caught him, and kissed him, And with an impudent face she said unto him:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And catching the young man, she kisseth him, and with an impudent face, flattereth, saying:

English Revised Version
So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face she said unto him:

Webster's Bible Translation
So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said to him,

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

How necessary it is for the youth to guard himself by the help of wisdom against the enticements of the wanton woman, the author now shows by a reference to his own observation.

6 For through the window of my house,

   From behind the lattice I looked out;

7 Then saw I among the simple ones,

   Discerned among the young people, a youth devoid of understanding.

כּי refers indeed to the immediately following clause, yet it actually opens up the whole following exemplification. The connection with Proverbs 7:5 would be closer if instead of the extended Semitic construction it were said: nam quum ...prospicerem vidi, etc. חלּון (from חלל, to bore through) is properly a place where the wall is bored through. אשׁנב .hguor (from שׁנב equals Arab. shaniba, to be agreeable, cool, fresh) is the window-lattice or lattice-window, i.e., lattice for drawing down and raising up, which keeps off the rays of the sun. נשׁקף signifies primarily to make oneself long in order to see, to stretch up or out the neck and the head, καραδοκεῖν, Arab. atall, atal'a, and tatall'a of things, imminere, to overtop, to project, to jut in; cf. Arab. askaf of the ostrich, long and bent, with respect to the neck stretching it up, sakaf, abstr. crooked length. And בּעד is thus used, as in Arab. duna, but not b'ad, is used: so placed, that one in relation to the other obstructs the avenue to another person or thing: "I looked forth from behind the lattice-window, i.e., with respect to the persons or things in the room, standing before the lattice-window, and thus looking out into the open air" (Fleischer). That it was far in the night, as we learn at Proverbs 7:9, does not contradict this looking out; for apart from the moon, and especially the lighting of the streets, there were star-lit nights, and to see what the narrator saw there was no night of Egyptian darkness. But because it was night 6a is not to be translated: I looked about among those devoid of experience (thus e.g., Lwenstein); but he saw among these, observed among the youths, who thus late amused themselves without, a young man whose want of understanding was manifest from what further happened. Bertheau: that I might see, is syntactically impossible. The meaning of וארא is not determined by the אבינה following, but conversely אבינה stands under the operation of ו ( equals אבינה, Nehemiah 13:7), characterizing the historic aorist. Regarding פּתי, vid., at Proverbs 1:4. בּנים is the masc. of בּנות, Arab. benât in the meaning maiden. בבּנים has in correct texts, according to the rules of the accents, the ב raphatum.

(Note: Regarding the Targ. of Proverbs 7:6-7, vid., Perles, Etymologische Studien, 1871, p. 9.)

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Genesis 39:7,12 And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes on Joseph; and she said, Lie with me...

Numbers 25:1,6-8 And Israel stayed in Shittim, and the people began to commit prostitution with the daughters of Moab...

Numbers 31:16 Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor...

Ezekiel 16:33 They give gifts to all whores: but you give your gifts to all your lovers, and hire them...

Revelation 2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against you, because you suffer that woman Jezebel, which calls herself a prophetess...

with an impudent face said or she strengthened her face and said;

Isaiah 50:7 For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint...

Ezekiel 2:4,6 For they are impudent children and stiff hearted. I do send you to them; and you shall say to them, Thus said the Lord GOD...

Ezekiel 3:7-9 But the house of Israel will not listen to you; for they will not listen to me...

Cross References
Psalm 59:3
For behold, they lie in wait for my life; fierce men stir up strife against me. For no transgression or sin of mine, O LORD,

Proverbs 21:29
A wicked man puts on a bold face, but the upright gives thought to his ways.

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