Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Proverbs 7:10

Context
NETBible

Suddenly 1  a woman came out to meet him! She was dressed like a prostitute 2  and with secret intent. 3 

XREF

Ge 3:1; Ge 38:14,15; 2Ki 9:22,30; Isa 3:16-24; Isa 23:16; Jer 4:30; 2Co 11:2,3; 1Ti 2:9; Re 17:3-5

NET © Notes

tn The particle וְהִנֵּה (vÿhinneh) introduces a dramatic sense of the immediate to the narrative; it has a deictic force, “and look! – there was a woman,” or “all of a sudden this woman….”

tn Heb “with the garment of a prostitute.” The noun שִׁית (shith, “garment”) is an adverbial accusative specifying the appearance of the woman. The words “she was” are supplied in the translation to make a complete English sentence.

tn Heb “kept secret of heart”; cf. ASV, NRSV “wily of heart.” The verbal form is the passive participle from נָצַר (natsar) in construct. C. H. Toy lists the suggestions of the commentators: false, malicious, secret, subtle, excited, hypocritical (Proverbs [ICC], 149). The LXX has “causes the hearts of the young men to fly away.” The verb means “to guard; to watch; to keep”; to be guarded of heart means to be wily, to have secret intent – she has locked up her plans and gives nothing away (e.g., Isaiah 48:6 as well). Interestingly enough, this contrasts with her attire which gives everything away.



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