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18 But little do they know that the dead are there.
    Her guests are in the depths of the grave.[a]

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  1. 9:18 Hebrew in Sheol.

27 Her house is the road to the grave.[a]
    Her bedroom is the den of death.

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  1. 7:27 Hebrew to Sheol.

They deliberately forget that God made the heavens long ago by the word of his command, and he brought the earth out from the water and surrounded it with water.

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26 For a prostitute will bring you to poverty,[a]
    but sleeping with another man’s wife will cost you your life.

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  1. 6:26 Hebrew to a loaf of bread.

Her feet go down to death;
    her steps lead straight to the grave.[a]

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  1. 5:5 Hebrew to Sheol.

18 Entering her house leads to death;
    it is the road to the grave.[a]
19 The man who visits her is doomed.
    He will never reach the paths of life.

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  1. 2:18 Hebrew to the spirits of the dead.

Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge,
    but fools despise wisdom and discipline.

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But these oppressors know nothing;
    they are so ignorant!
They wander about in darkness,
    while the whole world is shaken to the core.

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