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“Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.”

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Proverbs 7:27 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Her house בֵּיתָ֑הּ A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) house
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the way דַּרְכֵ֣י A road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb way
to hell, שְׁא֣וֹל Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates hell
going down יֹ֝רְד֗וֹת To descend (literally, to go downwards; or conventionally to a lower region, as the shore, a boundary, the enemy, etc.; or figuratively, to fall); causatively, to bring down (in all the above applications) going down
to אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to to
the chambers חַדְרֵי An apartment (usually literal) chambers
of death. מָֽוֶת׃ Death (natural or violent); concretely, the dead, their place or state (hades); figuratively, pestilence, ruin death

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  • 25  Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.

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

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


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