New American Standard Bible
For the lips of an adulteress drip honey And smoother than oil is her speech;
King James Bible
For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:
Darby Bible Translation
For the lips of the strange woman drop honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil;
World English Bible
For the lips of an adulteress drip honey. Her mouth is smoother than oil,
Young's Literal Translation
For the lips of a strange woman drop honey, And smoother than oil is her mouth,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Smoother than oil - The same comparison is used in marginal reference to describe the treachery of a false friend.
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.
His speech was smoother than butter, But his heart was war; His words were softer than oil, Yet they were drawn swords.
To deliver you from the strange woman, From the adulteress who flatters with her words;
For why should you, my son, be exhilarated with an adulteress And embrace the bosom of a foreigner?
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.
With her many persuasions she entices him; With her flattering lips she seduces him.
The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit; He who is cursed of the LORD will fall into it.
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