New Living Translation
An evil man is held captive by his own sins; they are ropes that catch and hold him.
King James Bible
His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.
Darby Bible Translation
His own iniquities shall take the wicked, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sin.
World English Bible
The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare him. The cords of his sin hold him firmly.
Young's Literal Translation
His own iniquities do capture the wicked, And with the ropes of his sin he is holden.
Proverbs 5:22 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:22 Holden - He is in perfect bondage to his lusts, and is neither able nor wiling to set himself at liberty.
LibraryTwenty Second Sunday after Trinity Paul's Thanks and Prayers for Churches.
Text: Philippians 1, 3-11. 3 I thank my God upon all my remembrance of you, 4 always in every supplication of mine on behalf of you all making my supplication with joy, 5 for your fellowship in furtherance of the gospel from the first day until now; 6 being confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Jesus Christ: 7 even as it is right for me to be thus minded on behalf of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as, both in my bonds …
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. III
"The Truth. " Some Generals Proposed.
Thirdly, for Thy Actions.
The Right Understanding of the Law
But if you fail to keep your word, then you will have sinned against the LORD, and you may be sure that your sin will find you out.
the men of Israel turned and attacked. At this point the men of Benjamin became terrified, because they realized disaster was close at hand.
They dig a deep pit to trap others, then fall into it themselves.
The nations have fallen into the pit they dug for others. Their own feet have been caught in the trap they set.
For troubles surround me--too many to count! My sins pile up so high I can't see my way out. They outnumber the hairs on my head. I have lost all courage.
Therefore, they must eat the bitter fruit of living their own way, choking on their own schemes.
For simpletons turn away from me--to death. Fools are destroyed by their own complacency.
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