New International Version
She gives no thought to the way of life; her paths wander aimlessly, but 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.
Proverbs 5:6 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Lest thou shouldest ponder - To prevent thee from reflecting on thy present conduct, and its consequences, her ways are moveable - she continually varies her allurements.
Thou canst not know them - It is impossible to conceive all her tricks and wiles: to learn these in all their varieties, is a part of the science first taught in that infernal trade.
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'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.
2 Peter 2:14
With eyes full of adultery, they never stop sinning; they seduce the unstable; they are experts in greed--an accursed brood!
None who go to her return or attain the paths of life.
Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.
For your ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all your paths.
Folly is an unruly woman; she is simple and knows nothing.
"This is the way of an adulterous woman: She eats and wipes her mouth and says, 'I've done nothing wrong.'
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