16 It will rescue you from a forbidden woman,(A)
from a stranger[a] with her flattering talk,(B)
17 who abandons the companion of her youth(C)
and forgets the covenant of her God;

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 2:16 Or foreign woman

18 Let your fountain be blessed,
and take pleasure in the wife of your youth.(A)

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For the Lord has called you,
like a wife deserted and wounded in spirit,(A)
a wife of one’s youth(B) when she is rejected,”
says your God.

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