Proverbs 7:22

“He goeth after her straightway, as an oxe goeth to the slaughter, or as a foole to the correction of the stocks,”

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Other Translations

He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;
- King James Version

Suddenly he follows her As an ox goes to the slaughter, Or as {one in} fetters to the discipline of a fool,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He goeth after her straightway, As an ox goeth to the slaughter, Or as `one in' fetters to the correction of the fool;
- American Standard Version (1901)

The simple man goes after her, like an ox going to its death, like a roe pulled by a cord;
- Basic English Bible

He went after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, and as stocks [serve] for the correction of the fool;
- Darby Bible

He goeth after her quickly, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;
- Webster's Bible

He followed her immediately, as an ox goes to the slaughter, as a fool stepping into a noose.
- World English Bible

He is going after her straightway, As an ox unto the slaughter he cometh, And as a fetter unto the chastisement of a fool,
- Youngs Literal Bible

He goeth after her straightway, as an ox that goeth to the slaughter, or as one in fetters to the correction of the fool;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 7:22


7:22 As an ox - Going to it securely, as if it were going to a good pasture.


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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