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

Other Translations of Proverbs 7:21

New International Version

21 With persuasive words she led him astray; she seduced him with her smooth talk.

English Standard Version

21 With much seductive speech she persuades him; with her smooth talk she compels him.

The Message

21 Soon she has him eating out of her hand, bewitched by her honeyed speech.

New King James Version

21 With her enticing speech she caused him to yield, With her flattering lips she seduced him.

New Living Translation

21 So she seduced him with her pretty speech and enticed him with her flattery.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 7:21

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.