New International Version
Surely her house leads down to death and her paths to the spirits of the dead.
King James Bible
For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.
Darby Bible Translation
-- for her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead;
World English Bible
for her house leads down to death, her paths to the dead.
Young's Literal Translation
For her house hath inclined unto death, And unto Rephaim her paths.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For her house inclineth unto death - It is generally in by and secret places that such women establish themselves. They go out of the high road to get a residence; and every step that is taken towards their house is a step towards death. The path of sin is the path of ruin: the path of duty is the way of safety. For her paths incline unto the dead, רפאים repheim, the inhabitants of the invisible world. The woman who abandons herself to prostitution soon contracts, and generally communicates, that disease, which, above all others, signs the speediest and most effectual passport to the invisible world. Therefore it is said,
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PROVERBS ii. 2, 3, 5. If thou incline thine ear to wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; yea, if thou criest after wisdom, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. We shall see something curious in the last of these verses, when we compare it with one in the chapter before. The chapter before says, that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. That if we wish to be wise at all, we must BEGIN by …
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Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
When he sees how good is his resting place and how pleasant is his land, he will bend his shoulder to the burden and submit to forced labor.
Her house is a highway to the grave, leading down to the chambers of death.
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