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Proverbs 2:18

    Proverbs 2:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For her house inclines to death, and her paths to the dead.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For her house inclineth unto death, And her paths unto the dead;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For her house is on the way down to death; her footsteps go down to the shades:

    Webster's Revision

    For her house inclineth unto death, And her paths unto the dead;

    World English Bible

    for her house leads down to death, her paths to the dead.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead:

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 2:18

    For her house inclineth unto death - It is generally in by and secret places that such women establish themselves. They go out of the high road to get a residence; and every step that is taken towards their house is a step towards death. The path of sin is the path of ruin: the path of duty is the way of safety. For her paths incline unto the dead, רפאים repheim, the inhabitants of the invisible world. The woman who abandons herself to prostitution soon contracts, and generally communicates, that disease, which, above all others, signs the speediest and most effectual passport to the invisible world. Therefore it is said,

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 2:18

    The house of the adulteress is as Hades, the realm of death, haunted by the spectral shadows of the dead (Rephaim, see the Psalm 88:10 note), who have perished there.