New Living Translation
She has abandoned her husband and ignores the covenant she made before God.
King James Bible
Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.
Darby Bible Translation
who forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God;
World English Bible
who forsakes the friend of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her God:
Young's Literal Translation
Who is forsaking the guide of her youth, And the covenant of her God hath forgotten.
Proverbs 2:17 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:17 Forsaketh - Her husband whom she took to be her guide and governor, in her youth. The covenant - The marriage covenant: so called because God is the author of that mutual obligation: and because God is called to be the witness and judge of that solemn promise and covenant.
LibrarySunday Before Lent
Text: First Corinthians 13. 1 If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And if I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profiteth me nothing. 4 Love suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not; love …
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. II
The Knowledge of God
"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God and his Righteousness," &C.
This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.
Yet you say to me, 'Father, you have been my guide since my youth.
You cry out, "Why doesn't the LORD accept my worship?" I'll tell you why! Because the LORD witnessed the vows you and your wife made when you were young. But you have been unfaithful to her, though she remained your faithful partner, the wife of your marriage vows.
Didn't the LORD make you one with your wife? In body and spirit you are his. And what does he want? Godly children from your union. So guard your heart; remain loyal to the wife of your youth.
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