Proverbs 7:12

“Now is shee without, now in the streetes, and lieth in waite at euery corner.)”

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Other Translations

Now [is she] without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)
- King James Version

{She is} now in the streets, now in the squares, And lurks by every corner.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now she is in the streets, now in the broad places, And lieth in wait at every corner.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now she is in the street, now in the open spaces, waiting at every turning of the road.
- Basic English Bible

now without, now in the broadways, -- and she lieth in wait at every corner.
- Darby Bible

Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)
- Webster's Bible

Now she is in the streets, now in the squares, and lurking at every corner.
- World English Bible

Now in an out-place, now in broad places, And near every corner she lieth in wait) --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Now she is in the streets, now in the broad places, and lieth in wait at every corner.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 7:12


7:12 Without - Without the door of her house. Corner - Of the streets, where she might either conceal or discover herself, as she saw fit.


Discussion for Proverbs 7

  • JIMUSMC
    When we want to know Gods will,there are three things that always concur-the inward impulse,the word of God,and the trend of circumstances.God in the heart,impelling you forward,God in His book corroborating whatever He says in the heart,and God in circumstances,which are always indicative of His will.Ref:A lesson about Gods will from F.B. Meyer
  • Lindy
    Harry, since you have learned the lord will lead you to expectations beyond your comprehension. You have humbled yourself and he will lift you up!
  • Harry
    I think this chapter is as clear as it can be. it is a warning against being led into adultery with a beautiful and willing woman. oh, if I had taken its warning and turned back. now I live with the consequences of a foolish decision for the rest of my life. take heed, all men. she can lead you into a place of instant fun that turns into a lifetime of regret.
  • Bruce Wayne
    This entire chapter is about knowing the Word of God, keeping his 10 Commandments and the apostate church which leads to hell...many. If you know the Word of God, keep his 10 Commandments then these things will keep you from the strange woman (church).
  • BSP
    Verse 8~The young man took a bad first step by putting himself in the pathway of danger. We must avoid placing ourselves in the path of temptation.
  • Bryon
    Probvers 7 says as God children, when we keep his words and lay up his Commandments with us, we have strength to stand against satan and all his demons that try to seduce us. ( In Jesus name.)!

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