New American Standard Bible
For why should you, my son, be exhilarated with an adulteress And embrace the bosom of a foreigner?
King James Bible
And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?
Darby Bible Translation
And why shouldest thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?
World English Bible
For why should you, my son, be captivated with an adulteress? Why embrace the bosom of another?
Young's Literal Translation
And why dost thou magnify thyself, My son, with a stranger? And embrace the bosom of a strange woman?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Emphasis is laid (see the Proverbs 2:16 note) upon the origin of the beguiler.
LibrarySinners Bound with the Cords of Sin
A Sermon (No. 915) delivered on Sabbath morning, February 13th, 1870 at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins." -- Proverbs 5:22. The first sentence has reference to a net in which birds or beasts are taken. The ungodly man first of all finds sin to be a bait, and charmed by its apparent pleasantness he indulges in it and then he becomes entangled in its meshes so that he cannot …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
How the Rude in Sacred Learning, and those who are Learned but not Humble, are to be Admonished.
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;
To keep you from the evil woman, From the smooth tongue of the adulteress.
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.
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