Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Suddenly he follows her As an ox goes to the slaughter, Or as one in fetters to the discipline of a fool,

King James Version

He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;

Holman Bible

He follows her impulsively
like an ox going to the slaughter,
like a deer bounding toward a trap

International Standard Version

All of a sudden he follows her like an ox fit for slaughter or like a fool fit for a trap

A Conservative Version

He goes after her straightaway, as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks,

American Standard Version

He goeth after her straightway, As an ox goeth to the slaughter, Or as one in fetters to the correction of the fool;

Amplified

Suddenly he [yields and] follows her reluctantly like an ox moving to the slaughter, like one in fetters going to the correction [to be given] to a fool or like a dog enticed by food to the muzzle

Bible in Basic English

The simple man goes after her, like an ox going to its death, like a roe pulled by a cord;

Darby Translation

He went after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, and as stocks serve for the correction of the fool;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He went after her straightway, as an ox goes to the slaughter or as a fool to the correction of the stocks,

Julia Smith Translation

He went after her suddenly as the ox will go to the slaughter, and as the fetter for the correction of the foolish.

King James 2000

He goes after her immediately, as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;

Lexham Expanded Bible

He goes after her suddenly; like an ox to the slaughter he goes, and like a stag to the instruction of a fool,

Modern King James verseion

He goes after her immediately, like an ox goes to the slaughter, or like a fool to the correction of the stocks;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

suddenly to follow her - as it were an ox to the slaughter, and like as it were a fool that laugheth when he goeth to the stocks to be punished -

NET Bible

Suddenly he went after her like an ox that goes to the slaughter, like a stag prancing into a trapper's snare

New Heart English Bible

He followed her immediately, as an ox goes to the slaughter, as a fool to the correction of the stocks.

The Emphasized Bible

Going after her instantly, as an ox, to the slaughter, he entereth, and, as in fetters, unto the correction of a fool.

Webster

He goeth after her quickly, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;

World English Bible

He followed her immediately, as an ox goes to the slaughter, as a fool stepping into a noose.

Youngs Literal Translation

He is going after her straightway, As an ox unto the slaughter he cometh, And as a fetter unto the chastisement of a fool,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
He goeth
הלך 
Halak 
go, walk, come, ...away, ...along,
Usage: 1545

אחר 
'achar 
Usage: 488

פּתאם פּתאום 
Pith'owm 
Usage: 25

as an ox
שׁור 
Showr 
ox, bullock, cow, bull, wall
Usage: 78


come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

to the slaughter
טבח 
Tebach 
Usage: 12

or as a fool
אויל 
'eviyl 
Usage: 26

References

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

A Story Of Seduction

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, 23 Until an arrow pierces through his liver; As a bird hastens to the snare, So he does not know that it will cost him his life.



Cross References

Job 13:27

"You put my feet in the stocks And watch all my paths; You set a limit for the soles of my feet,

Jeremiah 20:2

Pashhur had Jeremiah the prophet beaten and put him in the stocks that were at the upper Benjamin Gate, which was by the house of the LORD.

Acts 14:13

The priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, and wanted to offer sacrifice with the crowds.

Acts 16:24

and he, having received such a command, threw them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.

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