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Proverbs 2:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For her house inclineth unto death, And her paths unto the dead;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For her house sinks down to death And her tracks [lead] to the dead;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For her house inclineth to death, and her paths to the dead.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— —for her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For she hath appointed, unto death, her house, and unto the shades, her courses;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For her house hath inclined unto death, And unto Rephaim her paths.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And hath forgotten the covenant of her God: for her house inclineth unto death, and her paths to hell.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For her house inclineth vnto death, and her pathes vnto the dead:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For she has fixed her house near death, and [guided] her wheels near the grave{gr.Hades} with the giants.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
her house 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
inclineth 7743
{7743} Prime
שׁוּחַ
shuwach
{shoo'-akh}
A primitive root; to sink, literally or figuratively.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
unto x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
death, 4194
{4194} Prime
מָוֶת
maveth
{maw'-veth}
From H4191; death (natural or violent); concretely the dead, their place or state (hades); figuratively pestilence, ruin.
and her paths 4570
{4570} Prime
מַעְגָּל
ma`gal
{mah-gawl'}
From the same as H5696; a track (literally or figuratively); also a rampart (as circular).
unto x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
the dead. 7496
{7496} Prime
רָפָא
rapha'
{raw-faw'}
From H7495 in the sense of H7503; properly lax, that is, (figuratively) a ghost (as dead; in plural only).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 2:16-19.


Proverbs 2:18

_ _ inclineth — sinks down (compare Numbers 13:31).

_ _ the dead — or shades of the departed (Psalms 88:10).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 2:10-22.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 2:18

For — Conversation with her (which was most usual in her own house) is the certain way to death, which it brings many ways, and undoubtedly, without repentance, to God's wrath and the second death.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 2:18

For her (m) house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto (n) the dead.

(m) Her acquaintance with her spirits and they that haunt her.

(n) To them who are dead in body and soul.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 5:4-14 But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword. ... I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly.
Proverbs 6:26-35 For by means of a whorish woman [a man is brought] to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life. ... He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.
Proverbs 7:22-27 He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks; ... Her house [is] the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.
Proverbs 9:18 But he knoweth not that the dead [are] there; [and that] her guests [are] in the depths of hell.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, ... And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, ... Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told [you] in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Ephesians 5:5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Revelation 22:15 For without [are] dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
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Pv 5:4; 6:26; 7:22; 9:18. 1Co 6:9. Ga 5:19. Ep 5:5. Rv 21:8; 22:15.

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