New American Standard Bible 1995
21 For the ways of a man are before the eyes of the Lord, And He watches all his paths. 22 His own iniquities will capture the wicked, And he will be held with the cords of his sin. 23 He will die for lack of instruction, And in the greatness of his folly he will go astray.
New King James Version
21 For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, And He [a]ponders all his paths. 22 His own iniquities entrap the wicked man, And he is caught in the cords of his sin. 23 He shall die for lack of instruction, And in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.
English Standard Version
21 For a man's ways are before the eyes of the Lord, and he ponders[a] all his paths. 22 The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him, and he is held fast in the cords of his sin. 23 He dies for lack of discipline, and because of his great folly he is led astray.
5:21-23 The Westminster Leningrad Codex
21 כִּ֤י נֹ֨כַח׀ עֵינֵ֣י יְ֭הוָה דַּרְכֵי־אִ֑ישׁ וְֽכָל־מַעְגְּלֹתָ֥יו מְפַלֵּֽס׃
22 עַֽווֹנוֹתָ֗יו יִלְכְּדֻנ֥וֹ אֶת־הָרָשָׁ֑ע וּבְחַבְלֵ֥י חַ֝טָּאת֗וֹ יִתָּמֵֽךְ׃
23 ה֗וּא יָ֭מוּת בְּאֵ֣ין מוּסָ֑ר וּבְרֹ֖ב אִוַּלְתּ֣וֹ יִשְׁגֶּֽה׃ פ
The NASB1995 and NKJV translation of Proverbs 5:22a seems to suggest that a particular person's iniquity will discipline/punish "the wicked" in general. To elaborate by example, let's say a CEO of a major firm is involved in financial fraud, and some of his subordinates like his CFO, CTO, etc, are also involved under the auspices of the CEO.
( Side Note: As I quickly reviewed the various commentaries on biblehub, I did Not find anything that reflected the aforementioned view but I could be wrong: https://biblehub.com/commentaries/proverbs/5-22.htm )
Therefore, would Proverbs 5:22a be relevant to the aforementioned example? Could it mean that the CEO's sin in committing financial fraud would lead to his CFO, CTO, etc, being punished/disciplined due to their involvement as subordinates to the CEO?
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