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Proverbs 7:22

    Proverbs 7:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He goes after her straightway, as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He goeth after her straightway, As an ox goeth to the slaughter, Or as one in fetters to the correction of the fool;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The simple man goes after her, like an ox going to its death, like a roe pulled by a cord;

    Webster's Revision

    He goeth after her straightway, As an ox goeth to the slaughter, Or as one in fetters to the correction of the fool;

    World English Bible

    He followed her immediately, as an ox goes to the slaughter, as a fool stepping into a noose.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as fetters to the correction of the fool;

    Definitions for Proverbs 7:22

    Straightway - Immediately.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 7:22

    As an ox goeth to the slaughter - The original of this and the following verse has been variously translated. Dr. Grey corrects and translates thus: "He goeth after her straightway, as an Ox goeth to the Slaughter; as a Dog to the Chain; and as a Deer till the Dart strike through his liver; as a Bird hasteneth to the Snare, and knoweth not that it is for its life." Very slight alterations in the Hebrew text produce these differences; but it is not necessary to pursue them; all serve to mark the stupidity and folly of the man who is led away by enticing women or who lives a life of intemperance.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 7:22

    As a fool ... - literally, "As a fetter to the correction of a fool," the order of which is inverted in the King James Version The Septuagint, followed by the Syriac Version, has another reading, and interprets the clause: "As a dog, enticed by food, goes to the chain that is to bind him, so does the youth go to the temptress." None of the attempts of commentators to get a meaning out of the present text are in any degree satisfactory.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 7:22

    7:22 As an ox - Going to it securely, as if it were going to a good pasture.