16 So (A)you will be delivered from the forbidden[a] woman,
    from (B)the adulteress[b] with (C)her smooth words,
17 who forsakes (D)the companion of her youth
    and forgets (E)the covenant of her God;
18 (F)for her house sinks down to death,
    and her paths to the departed;[c]
19 none who go to her come back,
    nor do they regain the paths of life.

20 So you will walk in the way of the good
    and keep to the paths of the righteous.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 2:16 Hebrew strange
  2. Proverbs 2:16 Hebrew foreign woman
  3. Proverbs 2:18 Hebrew to the Rephaim

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