Proverbs 5:23
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New International Version
For lack of discipline they will die, led astray by their own great folly.

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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He shall die without instruction - This is most likely, and it is a general case; but even these may repent and live.

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shall die

Proverbs 10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

Proverbs 14:32 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous has hope in his death.

Job 4:21 Does not their excellency which is in them go away? they die, even without wisdom.

Job 36:12 But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.

in the

Proverbs 14:14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

Psalm 81:12 So I gave them up to their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.

2 Peter 2:15-22 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor...

The 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
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Sinners Bound with the Cords of Sin
The first sentence of the text also may have reference to an arrest by an officer of law. The transgressor's own sins shall take him, shall seize him; they bear a warrant for arresting him, they shall judge him, they shall even execute him. Sin, which at the first bringeth to man a specious pleasure, ere long turneth into bitterness, remorse, and fear. Sin is a dragon, with eyes like stars, but it carrieth a deadly sting in its tail. The cup of sin, with rainbow bubbles on its brim, is black with
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 16: 1870

Second Great Group of Parables.
(Probably in Peræa.) Subdivision F. Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus. ^C Luke XVI. 19-31. [The parable we are about to study is a direct advance upon the thoughts in the previous section. We may say generally that if the parable of the unjust steward teaches how riches are to be used, this parable sets forth the terrible consequences of a failure to so use them. Each point of the previous discourse is covered in detail, as will be shown by the references in the discussion of the parable.]
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Job 4:21
Are not the cords of their tent pulled up, so that they die without wisdom?'

Job 36:12
But if they do not listen, they will perish by the sword and die without knowledge.

Proverbs 1:31
they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.

Proverbs 10:21
The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of sense.

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