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5:4 in the end. The phrase speaks of the end result for the victim of seduction.
bitter as wormwood. A plant especially bitter to the taste, wormwood is used as a metaphor for the experience of affliction (Deut. 29:18).
two-edged sword. The smoothness of her words is deceptive (v. 3), and the liaison leads only to injury.