New International Version
lest you lose your honor to others and your dignity to one who is cruel,
King James Bible
Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel:
Darby Bible Translation
lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel;
World English Bible
lest you give your honor to others, and your years to the cruel one;
Young's Literal Translation
Lest thou give to others thy honour, And thy years to the fierce,
Proverbs 5:9 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Lest thou give thine honor - The character of a debauchee is universally detested: by this, even those of noble blood lose their honor and respect.
Thy years unto the cruel - Though all the blandishments of love dwell on the tongue, and the excess of fondness appear in the whole demeanor of the harlot and the prostitute; yet cruelty has its throne in their hearts; and they will rob and murder (when it appears to answer their ends) those who give their strength, their wealth, and their years to them. The unfaithful wife has often murdered her own husband for the sake of her paramour, and has given him over to justice in order to save herself. Murders have often taken place in brothels, as well as robberies; for the vice of prostitution is one of the parents of cruelty.
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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.
Keep to a path far from her, do not go near the door of her house,
lest strangers feast on your wealth and your toil enrich the house of another.
For a prostitute can be had for a loaf of bread, but another man's wife preys on your very life.
Do not spend your strength on women, your vigor on those who ruin kings.
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