New American Standard Bible
"I was almost in utter ruin In the midst of the assembly and congregation."
King James Bible
I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly.
Darby Bible Translation
I was well nigh in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly.
World English Bible
I have come to the brink of utter ruin, in the midst of the gathered assembly."
Young's Literal Translation
As a little thing I have been all evil, In the midst of an assembly and a company.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The conscience-stricken sinner had been "almost" given up to every form of evil in the sight of the whole assembly of fellow-townsmen; "almost," therefore, condemned to the death which that assembly might inflict Leviticus 20:10; Deuteronomy 22:22. The public scandal of the sin is brought in as its last aggravating feature.
LibrarySinners Bound with the Cords of Sin
A Sermon (No. 915) delivered on Sabbath morning, February 13th, 1870 at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins." -- Proverbs 5:22. The first sentence has reference to a net in which birds or beasts are taken. The ungodly man first of all finds sin to be a bait, and charmed by its apparent pleasantness he indulges in it and then he becomes entangled in its meshes so that he cannot …
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