New International Version
None who go to her return or attain the paths of life.
King James Bible
None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.
Darby Bible Translation
none that go unto her return again, neither do they attain to the paths of life:
World English Bible
None who go to her return again, neither do they attain to the paths of life:
Young's Literal Translation
None going in unto her turn back, Nor do they reach the paths of life.
Proverbs 2:19 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
None that go unto her return again - There are very few instances of prostitutes ever returning to the paths of sobriety and truth; perhaps not one of such as become prostitutes through a natural propensity to debauchery. Among those who have been deceived, debauched, and abandoned, many have been reclaimed; and to such alone penitentiaries may be useful; to the others they may only be incentives to farther sinning. Rakes and debauchees are sometimes converted: but most of them never lay hold on the path of life; they have had their health destroyed, and never recover it. The original, חיים chaiyim, means lives; not only the health of the body is destroyed, but the soul is ruined. Thus the unhappy man may be said to be doubly slain.
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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
You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
She gives no thought to the way of life; her paths wander aimlessly, but she does not know it.
I find more bitter than death the woman who is a snare, whose heart is a trap and whose hands are chains. The man who pleases God will escape her, but the sinner she will ensnare.
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