Proverbs 5:23
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New American Standard Bible
He will die for lack of instruction, And in the greatness of his folly he will go astray.

King James Bible
He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

Darby Bible Translation
He shall die for want of discipline; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

World English Bible
He will die for lack of instruction. In the greatness of his folly, he will go astray.

Young's Literal Translation
He dieth without instruction, And in the abundance of his folly magnifieth himself!

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The end of the sensual life: to "die without instruction," life ended, but the discipline of life fruitless; to "go astray," as if drunk with the greatness of his folly (the same word is used as for "ravished" in Proverbs 5:19, see marg.), even to the end. This is the close of what might have gone on brightening to the perfect day Proverbs 4:18.

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Sinners 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
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

How the Rude in Sacred Learning, and those who are Learned but not Humble, are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 25.) Differently to be admonished are those who do not understand aright the words of the sacred Law, and those who understand them indeed aright, but speak them not humbly. For those who understand not aright the words of sacred Law are to be admonished to consider that they turn for themselves a most wholesome drought of wine into a cup of poison, and with a medicinal knife inflict on themselves a mortal wound, when they destroy in themselves what was sound by that whereby they ought,
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Cross References
Job 4:21
'Is not their tent-cord plucked up within them? They die, yet without wisdom.'

Job 36:12
"But if they do not hear, they shall perish by the sword And they will die without knowledge.

Proverbs 1:31
"So they shall eat of the fruit of their own way And be satiated with their own devices.

Proverbs 10:21
The lips of the righteous feed many, But fools die for lack of understanding.

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