Proverbs 22:14
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English Standard Version
The mouth of forbidden women is a deep pit; he with whom the LORD is angry will fall into it.

King James Bible
The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.

American Standard Version
The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: He that is abhorred of Jehovah shall fall therein.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The mouth of a strange woman is a deep pit: he whom the Lord is angry with, shall fall into it.

English Revised Version
The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.

Webster's Bible Translation
The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred by the LORD shall fall therein.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The group now following extends to the end of this first collection of Solomon's proverbs; it closes also with a proverb of the poor and the rich.

8 He that soweth iniquity shall reap calamity;

   And the rod of his fury shall vanish away.

"Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap" (Galatians 6:7); he that soweth good reapeth good, Proverbs 11:18; he that soweth evil reapeth evil, Job 4:8; cf. Hosea 10:12. עולה is the direct contrast of צדקה or ישׁר (e.g., Psalm 125:3; Psalm 107:42), proceeding from the idea that the good is right, i.e., straight, rectum; the evil, that which departs from the straight line, and is crooked. Regarding און, which means both perversity of mind and conduct, as well as destiny, calamity, vid., Proverbs 12:21. That which the poet particularly means by עולה is shown in 8b, viz., unsympathizing tyranny, cruel misconduct toward a neighbour. שׁבט עברתו is the rod which he who soweth iniquity makes another to feel in his anger. The saying, that an end will be to this rod of his fury, agrees with that which is said of the despot's sceptre, Isaiah 14:5.; Psalm 125:3. Rightly Fleischer: baculus insolentiae ejus consumetur h. e. facultas qua pollet alios insolenter tractandi evanescet. Hitzig's objection, that a rod does not vanish away, but is broken, is answered by this, that the rod is thought of as brandished; besides, one uses כּלה of anything which has an end, e.g., Isaiah 16:4. Other interpreters understand "the rod of his fury" of the rod of God's anger, which will strike the עוּל and יכלה, as at Ezekiel 5:13; Daniel 12:7 : "and the rod of His punishment will surely come" (Ewald, and similarly Schultens, Euchel, Umbreit). This though also hovers before the lxx: πληγὴν δὲ ἔργων αὐτοῦ (עבדתו) συντελέσει (יכלּה). But if the rod of punishment which is appointed for the unrighteous be meant, then we would have expected כּלהו. Taken in the future, the כּלות of the שׁבט is not its confectio in the sense of completion, but its termination or annihilation; and besides, it lies nearer after 8a to take the suffix of עברתו subjectively (Isaiah 14:6; Isaiah 16:6) than objectively. The lxx has, after Proverbs 22:8, a distich: -

ἄνδρα ἱλαρὸν καὶ δότην εὐλογεῖ ὁ θεὸς

ματαιότητα δὲ ἔργων αὐτοῦ συντελέσει.

The first line (2 Corinthians 9:7) is a variant translation of 9a (cf. Proverbs 21:17), the second (ושׁוא עבדתו) is a similar rendering of 8b.

Proverbs 22:14 Parallel Commentaries

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Proverbs 2:16-19 To deliver you from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flatters with her words...

Proverbs 5:3 For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:

Proverbs 6:24-29 To keep you from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman...

Proverbs 7:5 That they may keep you from the strange woman, from the stranger which flatters with her words.

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

Judges 16:20,21 And she said, The Philistines be on you, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before...

Nehemiah 13:26 Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? yet among many nations was there no king like him, who was beloved of his God...

Ecclesiastes 7:26 And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands...

a deep pit that is, it is like a deep pit or pitfall, in which animals are often taken alive.

Deuteronomy 32:19 And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.

Psalm 81:12 So I gave them up to their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.

Cross References
Proverbs 2:16
So you will be delivered from the forbidden woman, from the adulteress with her smooth words,

Proverbs 5:3
For the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil,

Proverbs 7:5
to keep you from the forbidden woman, from the adulteress with her smooth words.

Proverbs 23:27
For a prostitute is a deep pit; an adulteress is a narrow well.

Ecclesiastes 7:26
And I find something more bitter than death: the woman whose heart is snares and nets, and whose hands are fetters. He who pleases God escapes her, but the sinner is taken by her.

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