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Proverbs 7:22–23

22  All at once he follows her,

as an ox goes to the slaughter,

or as a stag is caught fast5

23  till an arrow pierces its liver;

as ha bird rushes into a snare;

he does not know that it will cost him his life.

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Proverbs 7:22–23 — The New International Version (NIV)

22 All at once he followed her

like an ox going to the slaughter,

like a deer stepping into a noose

23 till an arrow pierces his liver,

like a bird darting into a snare,

little knowing it will cost him his life.

Proverbs 7:22–23 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

22 He goeth after her straightway,

As an ox goeth to the slaughter,

Or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;

23 Till a dart strike through his liver;

As a bird hasteth to the snare,

And knoweth not that it is for his life.

Proverbs 7:22–23 — New Living Translation (NLT)

22 He followed her at once,

like an ox going to the slaughter.

He was like a stag caught in a trap,

23 awaiting the arrow that would pierce its heart.

He was like a bird flying into a snare,

little knowing it would cost him his life.

Proverbs 7:22–23 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

22 Immediately he went after her, as an ox goes to the slaughter,

Or as a fool to the correction of the stocks,

23 Till an arrow struck his liver.

As a bird hastens to the snare,

He did not know it would cost his life.

Proverbs 7:22–23 — New Century Version (NCV)

22 All at once he followed her,

like an ox led to the butcher,

like a deer caught in a trap

23 and shot through the liver with an arrow.

Like a bird caught in a trap,

he didn’t know what he did would kill him.

Proverbs 7:22–23 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

22 He goeth after her straightway,

As an ox goeth to the slaughter,

Or as one in fetters to the correction of the fool;

23 Till an arrow strike through his liver;

As a bird hasteth to the snare,

And knoweth not that it is for his life.

Proverbs 7:22–23 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

22 He went after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, and as stocks serve for the correction of the fool; 23 till an arrow strike through his liver: as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for its life.

Proverbs 7:22–23 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

22 He immediately follows her

like a steer on its way to be slaughtered,

like a ram hobbling into captivity

23 until an arrow pierces his heart,

like a bird darting into a trap.

He does not realize that it will cost him his life.

Proverbs 7:22–23 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

22 He follows her impulsively

like an ox going to the slaughter,

like a deer bounding toward a trap

23 until an arrow pierces its liver,

like a bird darting into a snare —

he doesn’t know it will cost him his life.

Proverbs 7:22–23 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

22 Right away he follows her,

and goes like an ox to the slaughter,

or bounds like a stag toward the trap

23 until an arrow pierces its entrails.

He is like a bird rushing into a snare,

not knowing that it will cost him his life.

Proverbs 7:22–23 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

22 He goes after her suddenly;

like an ox to the slaughter he goes,

and like a stag to the instruction of a fool,

23 until an arrow pierces his entrails,

like a bird rushing into a snare,

but he does not know that it will cost him his life.

Proverbs 7:22–23 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

22 All at once he followed her.

He was like an ox going to be killed.

He was like a deer stepping into a trap

23 until an arrow struck its liver.

He was like a bird rushing into a trap.

Little did he know it would cost him his life!

Proverbs 7:22–23 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

22 Suddenly he follows her

As an ox goes to the slaughter,

Or as one in fetters to the discipline of a fool,

23 Until an arrow pierces through his liver;

As a bird hastens to the snare,

So he does not know that it will cost him his life.