New Living Translation
But in the end she is as bitter as poison, as dangerous as a double-edged sword.
King James Bible
But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.
Darby Bible Translation
but her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.
World English Bible
But in the end she is as bitter as wormwood, and as sharp as a two-edged sword.
Young's Literal Translation
And her latter end is bitter as wormwood, Sharp as a sword with mouths.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:4 But - The effect of that to which she entices men, is destruction.
LibraryTwenty Second Sunday after Trinity Paul's Thanks and Prayers for Churches.
Text: Philippians 1, 3-11. 3 I thank my God upon all my remembrance of you, 4 always in every supplication of mine on behalf of you all making my supplication with joy, 5 for your fellowship in furtherance of the gospel from the first day until now; 6 being confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Jesus Christ: 7 even as it is right for me to be thus minded on behalf of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as, both in my bonds …
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. III
"The Truth. " Some Generals Proposed.
Thirdly, for Thy Actions.
The Right Understanding of the Law
For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.
His words are as smooth as butter, but in his heart is war. His words are as soothing as lotion, but underneath are daggers!
I am surrounded by fierce lions who greedily devour human prey--whose teeth pierce like spears and arrows, and whose tongues cut like swords.
I discovered that a seductive woman is a trap more bitter than death. Her passion is a snare, and her soft hands are chains. Those who are pleasing to God will escape her, but sinners will be caught in her snare.
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