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Proverbs 7:24 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Now therefore, [my] sons, hearken unto me, And attend to the words of my mouth.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Now therefore, [my] sons, listen to me, And pay attention to the words of my mouth.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Now therefore hearken to me, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And now, ye sons, hearken unto me, and attend to the words of my mouth.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Now, therefore, ye sons, hearken unto me, and attend, to the sayings of my mouth;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And now, ye sons, hearken to me, And give attention to sayings of my mouth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Now, therefore, my son, hear me, and attend to the words of my mouth.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Hearken vnto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Now then, [my] son, hearken to me, and attend to the words of my mouth.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Hearken 8085
{8085} Prime
A primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively to tell, etc.).
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
unto me now x6258
(6258) Complement
From H6256; at this time, whether adverbial, conjugational or expletive.
therefore, O ye children, 1121
{1121} Prime
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
and attend 7181
{7181} Prime
A primitive root; to prick up the ears, that is, hearken.
<8685> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 731
to the words 561
{0561} Prime
From H0559; something said.
of my mouth. 6310
{6310} Prime
From H6284; the mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literally or figuratively (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 7:24

_ _ The inferential admonition is followed (Proverbs 7:26, Proverbs 7:27), by a more general allegation of the evils of this vice.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 7:24-27

_ _ We have here the application of the foregoing story: “Hearken to me therefore, and not to such seducers (Proverbs 7:24); give ear to a father, and not to an enemy.” 1. “Take good counsel when it is given you. Let not thy heart decline to her ways (Proverbs 7:25); never leave the paths of virtue, though strait and narrow, solitary and up-hill, for the way of the adulteress, though green, and broad, and crowded with company. Do not only keep thy feet from those ways, but let not so much as thy heart incline to them; never harbour a disposition this way, nor think otherwise than with abhorrence of such wicked practices as these. Let reason, and conscience, and the fear of God ruling in the heart, check the inclinations of the sensual appetite. If thou goest in her paths, in any of the paths that lead to this sin, thou goest astray, thou art out of the right way, the safe way; therefore take heed, go not astray, lest thou wander endlessly.” 2. “Take fair warning when it is given you.” (1.) “Look back, and see what mischief this sin has done. The adulteress has been the ruin not of here and there one, but she has cast down many wounded.” Thousands have been undone, now and for ever, by this sin; and those not only the weak and simple youths, such as he was of whom he had now spoken, but many strong men have been slain by her, Proverbs 7:26. Herein, perhaps, he has an eye especially to Samson, who was slain by this sin, and perhaps to David too, who by this sin entailed a sword upon his house, though so far the Lord took it away that he himself should not die. These were men not only of great bodily strength, but of eminent wisdom and courage, and yet their fleshly lusts prevailed over them. Howl, fir-trees, if the cedars be shaken. Let him that thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. (2.) “Look forward with an eye of faith, and see what will be in the end of it,” Proverbs 7:27. Her house, though richly decked and furnished, and called a house of pleasure, is the way to hell; and her chambers are the stair-case that goes down to the chambers of death and everlasting darkness. The cup of fornication must shortly be exchanged for the cup of trembling; and the flames of lust, if not quenched by repentance and mortification, will burn to the lowest hell. Therefore stand in awe and sin not.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 4:1 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.
Proverbs 5:7 Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth.
Proverbs 8:32-33 Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed [are they that] keep my ways. ... Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.
1 Corinthians 4:14-15 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn [you]. ... For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet [have ye] not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.
Galatians 4:19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,
1 John 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
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