26 For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her.

Other Translations of Proverbs 7:26

New International Version

26 Many are the victims she has brought down; her slain are a mighty throng.

English Standard Version

26 for many a victim has she laid low, and all her slain are a mighty throng.

The Message

26 Countless victims come under her spell; she's the death of many a poor man.

New King James Version

26 For she has cast down many wounded, And all who were slain by her were strong men.

New Living Translation

26 For she has been the ruin of many; many men have been her victims.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 7:26

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.