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Proverbs 23:32 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— At the last it biteth like a serpent, And stingeth like an adder.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— At the last it bites like a serpent And stings like a viper.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— at the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Its after effect, is that, like a serpent, it biteth, and, like a viper, it doth sting.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Its latter end—as a serpent it biteth, And as a basilisk it stingeth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But in the end, it will bite like a snake, and will spread abroad poison like a basilisk.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— But at last [such a one] stretches himself out as one smitten by a serpent, and venom is diffused through him as by a horned serpent.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
At the last 319
{0319} Prime
From H0310; the last or end, hence the future; also posterity.
it biteth 5391
{5391} Prime
A primitive root; to strike with a sting (as a serpent); figuratively, to oppress with interest on a loan.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
like a serpent, 5175
{5175} Prime
From H5172; a snake (from its hiss).
and stingeth 6567
{6567} Prime
A primitive root; to separate, literally (to disperse) or figuratively (to specify); also (by implication) to wound.
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
like an adder. 6848
{6848} Prime
From an unused root meaning to extrude; a viper (as thrusting out the tongue, that is, hissing).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 23:26-35.

Proverbs 23:32

_ _ The acute miseries resulting from drunkenness contrasted with the temptations.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 23:29-35.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 5:11 And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed,
Isaiah 28:3 The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet:
Isaiah 28:7-8 But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble [in] judgment. ... For all tables are full of vomit [and] filthiness, [so that there is] no place [clean].
Jeremiah 5:31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love [to have it] so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?
Exodus 7:5-6 And the Egyptians shall know that I [am] the LORD, when I stretch forth mine hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from among them. ... And Moses and Aaron did as the LORD commanded them, so did they.
Exodus 7:12 For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.
Luke 16:25-26 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. ... And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that [would come] from thence.
Romans 6:21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things [is] death.


Ecclesiastes 10:8 He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.
Jeremiah 8:17 For, behold, I will send serpents, cockatrices, among you, which [will] not [be] charmed, and they shall bite you, saith the LORD.
Amos 5:19 As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.
Amos 9:3 And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them:

an adder:
or, a cockatrice,
Isaiah 59:5 They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.
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Ex 7:5, 12. Pv 5:11. Ec 10:8. Is 28:3, 7; 59:5. Jr 5:31; 8:17. Am 5:19; 9:3. Lk 16:25. Ro 6:21.

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