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Proverbs 5:22

    Proverbs 5:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be held with the cords of his sins.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    His own iniquities shall take the wicked, And he shall be holden with the cords of his sin.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The evil-doer will be taken in the net of his crimes, and prisoned in the cords of his sin.

    Webster's Revision

    His own iniquities shall take the wicked, And he shall be holden with the cords of his sin.

    World English Bible

    The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare him. The cords of his sin hold him firmly.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    His own iniquities shall take the wicked, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sin.

    Definitions for Proverbs 5:22

    Holden - Held.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 5:22

    He shall be holden with the cords of his sins - Most people who follow unlawful pleasures, think they can give them up whenever they please; but sin repeated becomes customary; custom soon engenders habit; and habit in the end assumes the form of necessity; the man becomes bound with his own cords, and so is led captive by the devil at his will.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 5:22

    5:22 Holden - He is in perfect bondage to his lusts, and is neither able nor wiling to set himself at liberty.