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She Lures Her Prey Off the Path of Life
Proverbs 5:6 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
6 she does not ponder the path of life;
her ways wander, and she does not know it.
She does not ponder the path of life: Unlike wisdom, the strange woman does not (Heb. pā·lǎs) ponder, examine or weigh, pay attention or scrutinize, give careful thought or consideration to the path that she is traveling.
Her ways wander, and she does not know it: Rather, she is (Heb. nûaʿ) wondering without any destination, aimlessly through a life of immorality, not even knowing the end consequences. In other words, through sheer ignorance, she has sidestepped the path of life. Does this sound like the person we should allow to seduce us? Her ignorance is a willful rejection of wisdom, and so we should not be deceived by feeling sorry for her. She is the predator, not the prey.
Her entire objective is to lure her prey off the path of life. There is only one path to eternal life and that is a marriage commitment to one mate for life, which she has refused to travel. Rather, she has willfully chosen the path of sexual immorality, and worse still, she has purposely chosen to be a temptress, to drag others down this path that leads to Sheol, death.