New International Version
And I was soon in serious trouble in the assembly of God's people."
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.
Proverbs 5:14 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I was almost in all evil - This vice, like a whirlpool, sweeps all others into its vortex.
In the midst of the congregation and assembly - In the mydel of the Curche and of the Synagoge - Old MS. Bible. Such persons, however sacred the place, carry about with them eyes full of adultery, which cannot cease from sin.
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LibraryThe Cords of Sin
'His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.'--PROVERBS v. 22. In Hosea's tender picture of the divine training of Israel which, alas! failed of its effect, we read, 'I drew them with cords of a man,' which is further explained as being 'with bands of love.' The metaphor in the prophet's mind is probably that of a child being 'taught to go' and upheld in its first tottering steps by leading-strings. God drew Israel, though Israel did not yield …
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Sinners Bound with the Cords of Sin
Second Great Group of Parables.
I would not obey my teachers or turn my ear to my instructors.
Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well.
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