Proverbs 5:20 {21}
Good News Translation
Son, why should you give your love to another woman? Why should you prefer the charms of another man's wife?

Contemporary English Version
Don't go crazy over a woman who is unfaithful to her own husband!

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord beholdeth the ways of man, and considereth all his steps.

New American Bible
Why then, my son, should you be intoxicated with a stranger, and embrace another woman?

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The Lord beholdeth the ways of man, and considereth all his steps.

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Proverbs 2:16-19 And forsaketh the guide of her youth, . . .

Proverbs 6:24 Let not thy heart covet her beauty, be not caught with her winks:

Proverbs 7:5 For I looked out of the window of my house through the lattice,

Proverbs 22:14 The mouth of a strange woman is a deep pit: he whom the Lord is angry with, shall fall into it.

Proverbs 23:27,28,33 For a harlot is a deep ditch: and a strange woman is a narrow pit. . . .

1 Kings 11:1 And king Solomon loved many strange women, besides the daughter of Pharao, and women of Moab, and of Ammon, and of Edom, and of Sidon, and of the Hethites:

Context
Avoiding Immorality
19Why art thou seduced, my son, by a strange woman, and art cherished in the bosom of another? 20The Lord beholdeth the ways of man, and considereth all his steps.21His own iniquities catch the wicked, and he is fast bound with the ropes of his own sins.…
Cross References
Proverbs 2:16
And forsaketh the guide of her youth,

Proverbs 5:3
But her end is bitter as wormwood, and sharp as a two-edged sword.

Proverbs 6:24
Let not thy heart covet her beauty, be not caught with her winks:

Proverbs 7:5
For I looked out of the window of my house through the lattice,

Proverbs 23:27
For a harlot is a deep ditch: and a strange woman is a narrow pit.

Additional Translations
Why be captivated, my son, by an adulteress, or embrace the bosom of a stranger?And why will you, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?

For why shouldest thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, And embrace the bosom of a foreigner?

Be not intimate with a strange woman, neither fold thyself in the arms of a woman not thine own.

And why shouldest thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?

For why shouldest thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?

And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?

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

And why dost thou magnify thyself, My son, with a stranger? And embrace the bosom of a strange woman?
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