New American Standard Bible
She does not ponder the path of life; Her ways are unstable, she does not know it.
King James Bible
Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.
Darby Bible Translation
Lest she should ponder the path of life, her ways wander, she knoweth not whither.
World English Bible
She gives no thought to the way of life. Her ways are crooked, and she doesn't know it.
Young's Literal Translation
The path of life -- lest thou ponder, Moved have her paths -- thou knowest not.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Or (with the Septuagint and Vulgate), Lest she should ponder (or "She ponders not") the way of life, her paths move to and fro (unsteady as an earthquake); she knows not. The words describe with a terrible vividness the state of heart and soul which prostitution brings upon its victims; the reckless blindness that will not think, tottering on the abyss, yet loud in its defiant mirth, ignoring the dreadful future.
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 …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
How the Rude in Sacred Learning, and those who are Learned but not Humble, are to be Admonished.
2 Peter 2:14
having eyes full of adultery that never cease from sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart trained in greed, accursed children;
None who go to her return again, Nor do they reach the paths of life.
Watch the path of your feet And all your ways will be established.
For the ways of a man are before the eyes of the LORD, And He watches all his paths.
The woman of folly is boisterous, She is naive and knows nothing.
This is the way of an adulterous woman: She eats and wipes her mouth, And says, "I have done no wrong."
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