King James Version
And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her.
Darby Bible Translation
and I found more bitter than death the woman whose heart is nets and snares, and whose hands are bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be caught by her.
World English Bible
I find more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and traps, whose hands are chains. Whoever pleases God shall escape from her; but the sinner will be ensnared by her.
Young's Literal Translation
And I am finding more bitter than death, the woman whose heart is nets and snares, her hands are bands; the good before God escapeth from her, but the sinner is captured by her.
Ecclesiastes 7:26 Parallel
CommentaryKing James Translators' Notes
whoso...: Heb. he that is good before God
And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her.Ecclesiastes 7:26 Parallel Commentaries
LibraryWhat the Scriptures Principally Teach: the Ruin and Recovery of Man. Faith and Love Towards Christ.
2 Tim. i. 13.--"Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus." Here is the sum of religion. Here you have a compend of the doctrine of the Scriptures. All divine truths may be reduced to these two heads,--faith and love; what we ought to believe, and what we ought to do. This is all the Scriptures teach, and this is all we have to learn. What have we to know, but what God hath revealed of himself to us? And what have we to do, but what …
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Eusebius' Accession to the Bishopric of Cæsarea.
Sources and Literature
Letter xxviii (Circa A. D. 1130) to the Abbots Assembled at Soissons
Sin Charged Upon the Surety
How the Impatient and the Patient are to be Admonished.
How to Make Use of Christ for Taking the Guilt of Our Daily Out-Breakings Away.
The Christian Man
And Pharaoh's servants said unto him, How long shall this man be a snare unto us? let the men go, that they may serve the LORD their God: knowest thou not yet that Egypt is destroyed?
None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.
But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.
For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.
Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.
The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.
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