13 So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him,

Other Translations of Proverbs 7:13

New International Version

13 She took hold of him and kissed him and with a brazen face she said:

English Standard Version

13 She seizes him and kisses him, and with bold face she says to him,

The Message

13 She threw her arms around him and kissed him, boldly took his arm and said,

New King James Version

13 So she caught him and kissed him; With an impudent face she said to him:

New Living Translation

13 She threw her arms around him and kissed him, and with a brazen look she said,

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 7:13

Commentary on Proverbs 7:6-27

(Read Proverbs 7:6-27)

Here is an affecting example of the danger of youthful lusts. It is a history or a parable of the most instructive kind. Will any one dare to venture on temptations that lead to impurity, after Solomon has set before his eyes in so lively and plain a manner, the danger of even going near them? Then is he as the man who would dance on the edge of a lofty rock, when he has just seen another fall headlong from the same place. The misery of self-ruined sinners began in disregard to God's blessed commands. We ought daily to pray that we may be kept from running into temptation, else we invite the enemies of our souls to spread snares for us. Ever avoid the neighbourhood of vice. Beware of sins which are said to be pleasant sins. They are the more dangerous, because they most easily gain the heart, and close it against repentance. Do nothing till thou hast well considered the end of it. Were a man to live as long as Methuselah, and to spend all his days in the highest delights sin can offer, one hour of the anguish and tribulation that must follow, would far outweigh them.