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Proverbs 7:21–22

21  With her much ffair speech she caused him to yield,

With gthe flattering of her lips she forced him.

22  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 7:21–22 — The New International Version (NIV)

21 With persuasive words she led him astray;

she seduced him with her smooth talk.

22 All at once he followed her

like an ox going to the slaughter,

like a deer stepping into a noose

Proverbs 7:21–22 — English Standard Version (ESV)

21 With much seductive speech she persuades him;

with her smooth talk she compels him.

22 All at once he follows her,

as an ox goes to the slaughter,

or as a stag is caught fast

Proverbs 7:21–22 — New Living Translation (NLT)

21 So she seduced him with her pretty speech

and enticed him with her flattery.

22 He followed her at once,

like an ox going to the slaughter.

He was like a stag caught in a trap,

Proverbs 7:21–22 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

21 With her enticing speech she caused him to yield,

With her flattering lips she seduced him.

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

Or as a fool to the correction of the stocks,

Proverbs 7:21–22 — New Century Version (NCV)

21 By her clever words she made him give in;

by her pleasing words she led him into doing wrong.

22 All at once he followed her,

like an ox led to the butcher,

like a deer caught in a trap

Proverbs 7:21–22 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

21 With her much fair speech she causeth him to yield;

With the flattering of her lips she forceth him along.

22 He goeth after her straightway,

As an ox goeth to the slaughter,

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

Proverbs 7:21–22 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

21 With her much enticement she beguiled him; with the smoothness of her lips she constrained him. 22 He went after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, and as stocks serve for the correction of the fool;

Proverbs 7:21–22 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

21 With all her seductive charms, she persuades him. 

With her smooth lips, she makes him give in. 

22 He immediately follows her 

like a steer on its way to be slaughtered, 

like a ram hobbling into captivity 

Proverbs 7:21–22 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

21 She seduces him with her persistent pleading;

she lures with her flattering talk.

22 He follows her impulsively

like an ox going to the slaughter,

like a deer bounding toward a trap

Proverbs 7:21–22 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

21 With much seductive speech she persuades him;

with her smooth talk she compels him.

22 Right away he follows her,

and goes like an ox to the slaughter,

or bounds like a stag toward the trap

Proverbs 7:21–22 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

21 She persuades him with the greatness of her teachings;

with her smooth lips she compels him.

22 He goes after her suddenly;

like an ox to the slaughter he goes,

and like a stag to the instruction of a fool,

Proverbs 7:21–22 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

21 She led him down the wrong path with her clever words.

She charmed him with her smooth talk.

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

Proverbs 7:21–22 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

21 With her many persuasions she entices him;

With her flattering lips she seduces him.

22 Suddenly he follows her

As an ox goes to the slaughter,

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