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1 My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.

2 Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.

3 Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.

4 Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:

5 That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.

6 For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,

7 And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,

8 Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,

9 In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:

10 And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.

11 (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:

12 Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)

13 So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him,

14 I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows.

15 Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.

16 I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.

17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

18 Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.

19 For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey:

20 He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed.

21 With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.

22 He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;

23 Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.

24 Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.

25 Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.

26 For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her.

27 Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.

 


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Matthew Henry's Proverbs Chapter 7 Bible commentary...



Invitations to learn wisdom. (1-5) The arts of seducers, with warnings against them. (6-27)1-5 We must lay up God's commandments safely. Not only, Keep them, and you shall live; but, Keep them as those that cannot live without them. Those that blame strict and careful walking as needless and too precise, consider not that the law is to be kept as the apple of the eye; indeed the law in the heart is the eye of the soul. Let the word of God dwell in us, and so be written where it will be always at hand to be read. Thus we shall be kept from the fatal effects of our own passions, and the snares of Satan. Let God's word confirm our dread of sin, and resolutions against it.

6-27 Here is an affecting example of the danger of youthful lusts. It is a history or a parable of the most instructive kind. Will any one dare to venture on temptations that lead to impurity, after Solomon has set before his eyes in so lively and plain a manner, the danger of even going near them? Then is he as the man who would dance on the edge of a lofty rock, when he has just seen another fall headlong from the same place. The misery of self-ruined sinners began in disregard to God's blessed commands. We ought daily to pray that we may be kept from running into temptation, else we invite the enemies of our souls to spread snares for us. Ever avoid the neighbourhood of vice. Beware of sins which are said to be pleasant sins. They are the more dangerous, because they most easily gain the heart, and close it against repentance. Do nothing till thou hast well considered the end of it. Were a man to live as long as Methuselah, and to spend all his days in the highest delights sin can offer, one hour of the anguish and tribulation that must follow, would far outweigh them.

 


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Ian's Proverbs Chapter 7 comment on 3/07/2014, 1:28am...

Keeping the commandments of God is the path that keeps us from the fallen woman it amazes me how plain the bible is yet most Christians blindly follow all catholic adopted pagan festivals and reject Gods Sabbath and holy days these are the ones Jesus talks about in luke 6 46 and mark 7 6 thru 9 Jesus said he is Lord of the Sabbath why woule he change its observance not tell his apostles nor amend the 4th commandment in the NT i thank God for opening my eyes and pray i can be worthy and fruitful in spreading the truth

 


John friday akpata's Proverbs Chapter 7 comment on 1/31/2014, 3:04am...

This is a warning for young men who want to see life from the perception of pleasure without understanding the danger of falling from Christ. It exposes the path of destruction men without understanding had followed to destruction. It is also a warning to the Church to beware of worldliness as it is common place today

 


CANOS EAGLE CRAWL's Proverbs Chapter 7 comment on 12/07/2013, 8:51pm...

Strange woman/Strange church. That which is condemned is condemned already. Unless Satan can cast Satan out. No only through the blood of Christ. God allmighty.Shangdi. Alpha and Omega. Morning and evening Star. The beginning. And the End. He who is he who was and is to come... we need to pray hard so we don't become deceived by the enemy. And trust trust trust in the Lord God allmighty.

 


Kathy Harvell's Proverbs Chapter 7 comment on 11/07/2013, 8:42am...

When we stay in the word pray n have a personal relationship with God we are not easily swayed by the words n works of Satan. Its easy to get caught up if we r not focused n prayed up.

 


Torene's Proverbs Chapter 7 comment about verse 23 on 10/30/2013, 1:57am...

Thank u god for everything

 


Michelle's Proverbs Chapter 7 comment about verse 1 on 9/19/2013, 9:55pm...

To me I am being told to keep the words of the God with me and that I need to keep the 10 commandments and not break them.

 


A Brown's Proverbs Chapter 7 comment on 5/22/2013, 6:35pm...

This passage relates to any woman of this sort, but certainly is more specifically referring to the MOTHER OF HARLOTS (notice that it is plural in the following verse, but it specifically speaks of the MOTHER OF HARLOTS, being MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, without question is the Roman Catholic Church.
REVELATION 17:5: And upon her forehead [was] a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

 


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