New American Standard Bible
The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit; He who is cursed of the LORD 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.
Darby Bible Translation
The mouth of strange women is a deep ditch: he with whom Jehovah is displeased shall fall therein.
World English Bible
The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit: he who is under Yahweh's wrath will fall into it.
Young's Literal Translation
A deep pit is the mouth of strange women, The abhorred of Jehovah falleth there.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The fall of the man into the snare of the harlot seems to be the consequence of the abhorrence or wrath of Yahweh. That abhorrence is, however, the result of previous evil. The man is left to himself, and sin becomes the penalty of sin.
LibraryThe Formation of Habits.
School Sermon. Proverbs xxii. 6. "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." INTRODUCTION.--There is a district, high up in the Black Forest, where the ground is full of springs. It is a plain some nine hundred feet above the sea. Thousands upon thousands of little springs gush out of the soil; you seem to be on the rose of a vast watering-can. Now, from this great source flow a good many rivers, and they flow in very different, nay, opposite directions. …
S. Baring-Gould—The Village Pulpit, Volume II. Trinity to Advent
He Accuses Abaelard for Preferring his Own Opinions and Even Fancies to the Unanimous Consent of the Fathers, Especially Where He Declares that Christ did Not
To deliver you from the strange woman, From the adulteress who flatters with her words;
For the lips of an adulteress drip honey And smoother than oil is her speech;
That they may keep you from an adulteress, From the foreigner who flatters with her words.
For a harlot is a deep pit And an adulterous woman is a narrow well.
And I discovered more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, whose hands are chains. One who is pleasing to God will escape from her, but the sinner will be captured by her.
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