Proverbs 7:22
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New International Version
All at once he followed her like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deer stepping into a noose


New American Standard Bible
Suddenly he follows her As an ox goes to the slaughter, Or as one in fetters to the discipline of a fool,


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


Holman Christian Standard Bible
He follows her impulsively like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deer bounding toward a trap


International Standard Version
All of a sudden he follows her like an ox fit for slaughter or like a fool fit for a trap


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


Douay-Rheims Bible
Immediately he followeth her as an ox led to be a victim, and as a lamb playing the wanton, and not knowing that he is drawn like a fool to bonds,


Darby Bible Translation
He went after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, and as stocks serve for the correction of the fool;


Young's Literal Translation
He is going after her straightway, As an ox unto the slaughter he cometh, And as a fetter unto the chastisement of a fool,
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Context
Warnings About the Adulteress

1My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with you. 2Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of your eye. 3Bind them on your fingers, write them on the table of your heart. 4Say to wisdom, You are my sister; and call understanding your kinswoman: 5That they may keep you from the strange woman, from the stranger which flatters with her words. 6For at the window of my house I looked through my casement, 7And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding, 8Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house, 9In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night: 10And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtle of heart. 11(She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house: 12Now is she without, now in the streets, and lies in wait at every corner.) 13So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said to him, 14I have peace offerings with me; this day have I paid my vows. 15Therefore came I forth to meet you, diligently to seek your face, and I have found you. 16I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt. 17I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. 18Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves. 19For the manager is not at home, he is gone a long journey: 20He has taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed. 21With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him. 22He goes after her straightway, as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks; 23Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hastens to the snare, and knows not that it is for his life. 24Listen to me now therefore, O you children, and attend to the words of my mouth. 25Let not your heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths. 26For she has cast down many wounded: yes, many strong men have been slain by her. 27Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.
Cross References
Proverbs 6:32
But whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding: he that does it destroys his own soul.


Proverbs 7:21
With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.


Proverbs 7:23
Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hastens to the snare, and knows not that it is for his life.


Treasury of Scripture

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

straightway suddenly as an

Acts 14:13 Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates...

as a: Dr. Grey making a slight alteration in the text, renders, 'as a dog to the chain, and as a deer, till a dart strike through his liver and Dr. Hunt 'Or as a hart boundeth into the toils, till a dart strike through his liver' The LXX Chaldee, Syriac and Arabic, concur in this interpretation. The circumstance of the dart, as applied to the deer, is beautiful and proper, which otherwise we are at a loss to dispose of; and this creature, of all others, was the most proper to be noticed on this occasion; for the usual representation which the Egyptians made of a man overthrown by flattery and fair speeches was the picture of a heart captivated and ensnared by the sound of music

the correction

Job 13:27 You put my feet also in the stocks, and look narrowly to all my paths; you set a print on the heels of my feet.

Jeremiah 20:2 Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the high gate of Benjamin...

Acts 16:24 Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.

Strong's Concordance
He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;
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Proverbs Chapter 7 Verse 22

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OT Poetry: Proverbs 7:22 He followed her immediately as an ox (Prov. Pro Pr)
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