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Proverbs 2:16 World English Bible (WEB)

16 To deliver you from the strange woman,
    even from the foreigner who flatters with her words;

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Proverbs 2:16 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

16 To deliver you from the strange woman,
From the [a]adulteress who flatters with her words;

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 2:16 Lit strange woman
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Proverbs 5:3 World English Bible (WEB)

For the lips of an adulteress drip honey.
    Her mouth is smoother than oil,

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Proverbs 5:3 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

For the lips of an [a]adulteress drip honey
And smoother than oil is her [b]speech;

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 5:3 Lit strange woman
  2. Proverbs 5:3 Lit palate
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Proverbs 5:20 World English Bible (WEB)

20 For why should you, my son, be captivated with an adulteress?
    Why embrace the bosom of another?

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Proverbs 5:20 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

20 For why should you, my son, be exhilarated with an [a]adulteress
And embrace the bosom of a foreigner?

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 5:20 Lit strange woman
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Proverbs 7:5-27 World English Bible (WEB)

that they may keep you from the strange woman,
    from the foreigner who flatters with her words.
For at the window of my house,
    I looked out through my lattice.
I saw among the simple ones.
    I discerned among the youths a young man void of understanding,
passing through the street near her corner,
    he went the way to her house,
in the twilight, in the evening of the day,
    in the middle of the night and in the darkness.
10 Behold, there a woman met him with the attire of a prostitute,
    and with crafty intent.
11 She is loud and defiant.
    Her feet don’t stay in her house.
12 Now she is in the streets, now in the squares,
    and lurking at every corner.
13 So she caught him, and kissed him.
    With an impudent face she said to him:
14 “Sacrifices of peace offerings are with me.
    Today I have paid my vows.
15 Therefore I came out to meet you,
    to diligently seek your face,
    and I have found you.
16 I have spread my couch with carpets of tapestry,
    with striped cloths of the yarn of Egypt.
17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
18 Come, let’s take our fill of loving until the morning.
    Let’s solace ourselves with loving.
19 For my husband isn’t at home.
    He has gone on a long journey.
20 He has taken a bag of money with him.
    He will come home at the full moon.”
21 With persuasive words, she led him astray.
    With the flattering of her lips, she seduced him.
22 He followed her immediately,
    as an ox goes to the slaughter,
    as a fool stepping into a noose.
23 Until an arrow strikes through his liver,
    as a bird hurries to the snare,
    and doesn’t know that it will cost his life.
24 Now therefore, sons, listen to me.
    Pay attention to the words of my mouth.
25 Don’t let your heart turn to her ways.
    Don’t go astray in her paths,
26 for she has thrown down many wounded.
    Yes, all her slain are a mighty army.
27 Her house is the way to Sheol,[a]
    going down to the rooms of death.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 7:27 Sheol is the place of the dead.
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Proverbs 7:5-27 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

That they may keep you from an [a]adulteress,
From the foreigner who [b]flatters with her words.

For at the window of my house
I looked out through my lattice,
And I saw among the [c]naive,
And discerned among the [d]youths
A young man lacking [e]sense,
Passing through the street near her corner;
And he [f]takes the way to her house,
In the twilight, in the [g]evening,
In the [h]middle of the night and in the darkness.
10 And behold, a woman comes to meet him,
Dressed as a harlot and cunning of heart.
11 She is boisterous and rebellious,
Her feet do not remain at home;
12 She is now in the streets, now in the squares,
And lurks by every corner.
13 So she seizes him and kisses him
[i]And with a brazen face she says to him:
14 [j]I was due to offer peace offerings;
Today I have paid my vows.
15 “Therefore I have come out to meet you,
To seek your presence earnestly, and I have found you.
16 “I have spread my couch with coverings,
With colored linens of Egypt.
17 “I have sprinkled my bed
With myrrh, aloes and cinnamon.
18 “Come, let us drink our fill of love until morning;
Let us delight ourselves with caresses.
19 “For [k]my husband is not at home,
He has gone on a long journey;
20 He has taken a bag of money [l]with him,
At the full moon he will come home.”
21 With her many persuasions she entices him;
With her [m]flattering lips she seduces him.
22 Suddenly he follows her
As an ox goes to the slaughter,
Or as [n]one in fetters to the discipline of a fool,
23 Until an arrow pierces through his liver;
As a bird hastens to the snare,
So he does not know that it will cost him his life.

24 Now therefore, my sons, listen to me,
And pay attention to the words of my mouth.
25 Do not let your heart turn aside to her ways,
Do not stray into her paths.
26 For many are the [o]victims she has cast down,
And numerous are all her slain.
27 Her house is the way to Sheol,
Descending to the chambers of death.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 7:5 Lit strange woman
  2. Proverbs 7:5 Lit is smooth
  3. Proverbs 7:7 Lit simple ones
  4. Proverbs 7:7 Lit sons
  5. Proverbs 7:7 Lit heart
  6. Proverbs 7:8 Lit steps
  7. Proverbs 7:9 Lit evening of the day
  8. Proverbs 7:9 Lit pupil (of the eye)
  9. Proverbs 7:13 Lit She makes bold her face and says
  10. Proverbs 7:14 Lit Sacrifices of peace offerings are with me
  11. Proverbs 7:19 Lit the man
  12. Proverbs 7:20 Lit in his hand
  13. Proverbs 7:21 Lit smooth
  14. Proverbs 7:22 Or as a stag goes into a trap; so some ancient versions
  15. Proverbs 7:26 Lit mortally wounded
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Proverbs 22:14 World English Bible (WEB)

14 The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit:
    he who is under Yahweh’s wrath will fall into it.

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Proverbs 22:14 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

14 The mouth of [a]an adulteress is a deep pit;
He who is cursed of the Lord will fall [b]into it.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 22:14 Lit strange woman
  2. Proverbs 22:14 Lit there
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Proverbs 23:26-28 World English Bible (WEB)

26 My son, give me your heart;
    and let your eyes keep in my ways.
27 For a prostitute is a deep pit;
    and a wayward wife is a narrow well.
28 Yes, she lies in wait like a robber,
    and increases the unfaithful among men.

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Proverbs 23:26-28 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

26 Give me your heart, my son,
And let your eyes [a]delight in my ways.
27 For a harlot is a deep pit
And an [b]adulterous woman is a narrow well.
28 Surely she lurks as a robber,
And increases the [c]faithless among men.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 23:26 Another reading is observe
  2. Proverbs 23:27 Lit strange
  3. Proverbs 23:28 Lit treacherous
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