The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleProverbs 7:22
He goeth after her straightway…
Or "suddenly" F7; and
inconsiderately, giving himself no time to think of what would be the
sad consequences of it;
as an ox goeth to the slaughter;
as senseless and stupid as that; and
as ignorant of the issue as that is, led by the butcher, as if it was
going to a pasture, when it is going to the slaughter house. So such
persons as are ensnared by harlots; they follow them in a view of
pleasure, but it ends in ruin; if not in the loss of bodily life, by
the revengeful husband or civil magistrate; yet in the destruction of
their immortal souls;
or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;
a drunken besotted fool,
who, while he is leading to the stocks, is insensible whither he is
going; but when he has been there awhile, and is come out of his
drunken fit, then he is sensible of his punishment and his shame. Or,
"as the stocks are for the correction of a fool" F8: or, as a man goes
to "the stocks, to the correction of a fool" F9; so the young man went
after the harlot: or, as "one fettered" F11, goes thither, bound hand
and foot; he cannot help himself, nor avoid the shame. It denotes both
the power of sin, there is no withstanding its allurements and
blandishments, when once given way to, and the shame that attends or
follows it. The Targum is,
``as a dog to a chain;''
and so the Septuagint, Syriac, and Arabic versions.
F7 (Matp) "subito", Baynus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Gejerus,
F8 (lywa rowm la okek) "sicut compes ad castigationem stulti",
Pagninus, Montanus, Baynus.
F9 "Abiens post cam, quasi veniens ad compedes ad castigationem
F11 "Velut compeditus", Junius & Tremellius; "velut in compede ibat",
Michaelis; "tanquam constricto ad pedes capite", Schultens.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Proverbs 7:22". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=pr&chapter=007&verse=022>. 1999.