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Proverbs 23:26-28 English Standard Version (ESV)

26 My son, give me your heart,
    and let your eyes observe[a] my ways.
27 For a prostitute is a deep pit;
    an adulteress[b] is a narrow well.
28 She lies in wait like a robber
    and increases the traitors among mankind.


  1. Proverbs 23:26 Or delight in
  2. Proverbs 23:27 Hebrew a foreign woman
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Proverbs 23:26-28 New International Version (NIV)

Saying 18

26 My son, give me your heart
    and let your eyes delight in my ways,
27 for an adulterous woman is a deep pit,
    and a wayward wife is a narrow well.
28 Like a bandit she lies in wait
    and multiplies the unfaithful among men.

New International Version (NIV)

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