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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.


Recent Comments for Proverbs Chapter 7...


Coy's Proverbs Chapter 7 comment on 11/16/2014, 4:55am...

Adultery has brought many people down. Even the spiritually strong. My wife is my life. Phil 4,13


Chris's Proverbs Chapter 7 comment on 10/07/2014, 4:02pm...

I realize people that are hurt look for compassion whuch turns into passion. Which is a negitive emotion that that binds and chains us to a death pit. Like puppets on a string. I have many hurts and i hurt my loved ones many times by useing beer drugs and sex to ease the pain. Now i have no family and my walk is only with God. I will always wait on the Lord. And will always wait for my family to return kniwing that was Gods plan gor me..


DONNA MURPHY's Proverbs Chapter 7 comment on 10/07/2014, 9:47am...



James Pluummer's Proverbs Chapter 7 comment on 8/13/2014, 6:28am...

Every Person Should Read This Book And Share It With Everybody In There life.


Ab's Proverbs Chapter 7 comment on 7/06/2014, 1:14pm...

All men should resist and flee from cleavage baring women even in churches . Don't get tempted by liberal and conservative women who have forgotten what modesty is all women should flee from party pub going men whose main aim is to bed you after spending on you at pubs. I wonder what Ruth Rachel of bible will think of today's women how much they expose themselves similarly men


Miguel Decase's Proverbs Chapter 7 comment on 6/08/2014, 5:39pm...

When I think of this proverb it makes me really realize that as men we should always be looking for God 's presence and seek his face. That way we can always discern when the devil is speaking and when God is speaking.


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


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