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18 But they do not know that the dead[a] are there,
    that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.

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  1. Proverbs 9:18 Heb shades

27 Her house is the way to Sheol,
    going down to the chambers of death.

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They deliberately ignore this fact, that by the word of God heavens existed long ago and an earth was formed out of water and by means of water,

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26 for a prostitute’s fee is only a loaf of bread,[a]
    but the wife of another stalks a man’s very life.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 6:26 Cn Compare Gk Syr Vg Tg: Heb for because of a harlot to a piece of bread

Her feet go down to death;
    her steps follow the path to Sheol.

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18 for her way[a] leads down to death,
    and her paths to the shades;
19 those who go to her never come back,
    nor do they regain the paths of life.

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  1. Proverbs 2:18 Cn: Heb house

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
    fools despise wisdom and instruction.

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They have neither knowledge nor understanding,
    they walk around in darkness;
    all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

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