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Proverbs 5:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Her feet go down to death; Her steps take hold on Sheol;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Her feet go down to death, Her steps take hold of Sheol.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on Sheol.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Her feet, are going down to death,—on hades, will her steps take firm hold.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Her feet are going down to death, Sheol do her steps take hold of.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Her feet go down into death, and her steps go in as far as hell.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Her feete goe downe to death: her steps take hold on hell.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For the feet of folly lead those who deal with her down to the grave with death; and her steps are not established.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Her feet 7272
{7272} Prime
From H7270; a foot (as used in walking); by implication a step; by euphemism the pudenda.
go down 3381
{3381} Prime
A primitive root; to descend (literally to go downwards; or conventionally to a lower region, as the shore, a boundary, the enemy, etc.; or figuratively to fall); causatively to bring down (in all the above applications).
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
to death; 4194
{4194} Prime
From H4191; death (natural or violent); concretely the dead, their place or state (hades); figuratively pestilence, ruin.
her steps 6806
{6806} Prime
From H6804; a pace or regular step.
take hold 8551
{8551} Prime
A primitive root; to sustain; by implication to obtain, keep fast; figuratively to help, follow close.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
on hell. 7585
{7585} Prime
From H7592; hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranian retreat), including its accessories and inmates.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 5:5

_ _ feet ... , steps — that is, course of life ends in death.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 5:1-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 5:5

Feet — Her manner of life.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 5:5

Her (c) feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.

(c) All her doings lead to destruction.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 2:18-19 For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead. ... None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.
Proverbs 7:27 Her house [is] the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.
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