Proverbs 22:14
New International Version
The mouth of an adulterous woman is a deep pit; a man who is under the LORD’s wrath falls into it.

New Living Translation
The mouth of an immoral woman is a dangerous trap; those who make the LORD angry will fall into it.

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

Berean Study Bible
The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit; he who is under the wrath 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.

New King James Version
The mouth of an immoral woman is a deep pit; He who is abhorred by the LORD will fall there.

New American Standard Bible
The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit; He who is cursed of the LORD will fall into it.

NASB 1995
The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit; He who is cursed of the LORD will fall into it.

NASB 1977
The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit; He who is cursed of the LORD will fall into it.

Amplified Bible
The mouth of an immoral woman is a deep pit [deep and inescapable]; He who is cursed by the LORD [because of his adulterous sin] will fall into it.

Christian Standard Bible
The mouth of the forbidden woman is a deep pit; a man cursed by the LORD will fall into it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The mouth of the forbidden woman is a deep pit; a man cursed by the LORD will fall into it.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The mouth of an estranged woman is a deep ditch, and he with whom LORD JEHOVAH is angry falls there.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The mouth of a transgressor is a deep pit; and he that is hated of the Lord shall fall into it. Evil ways are before a man, and he does not like to turn away from them; but it is needful to turn aside from a perverse and bad way.

Contemporary English Version
The words of a bad woman are like a deep pit; if you make the LORD angry, you will fall right in.

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.

Good News Translation
Adultery is a trap--it catches those with whom the LORD is angry.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The mouth of an adulterous woman is a deep pit. The one who is cursed by the LORD will fall into it.

International Standard Version
The mouth of an immoral woman is a deep pit; a man experiencing the LORD's wrath will fall into it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: He that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.

Literal Standard Version
The mouth of strange women [is] a deep pit, The abhorred of YHWH falls there.

NET Bible
The mouth of an adulteress is like a deep pit; the one against whom the LORD is angry will fall into it.

New Heart English Bible
The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit: he who is under the LORD's wrath will fall into it.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Good Name
13The slacker says, “There is a lion outside! I will be slain in the streets!” 14The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit; he who is under the wrath of the LORD will fall into it. 15Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.…

Cross References
Proverbs 2:16
It will rescue you from the forbidden woman, from the stranger with seductive words

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

Proverbs 7:5
that they may keep you from the adulteress, from the stranger with seductive words.

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

Ecclesiastes 7:26
And I find more bitter than death the woman who is a snare, whose heart is a net, and whose hands are chains. The man who pleases God escapes her, but the sinner is ensnared.


Treasury of Scripture

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

mouth

Proverbs 2:16-19
To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth 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 thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman…

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 unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.









(14) Strange women.--See above on Proverbs 2:16.

Verse 14. - The mouth of strange women is a deep pit. The hemistich reappears in a slightly altered form at Proverbs 23:27. (For "strange woman" as equivalent to "a harlot" or "adulteress," see note on Proverbs 2:16.) By her "mouth" is meant her wanton, seductive words, which entice a man to destruction of body and soul. It may be that theology rather than morals is signified here - rather false doctrines than evil practice. In this case the mention of the strange or foreign woman is very appropriate, seeing that perversions of belief and worship were always introduced into Israel from external sources. He that is abhorred of the Lord shall fall therein. He who has incurred the width of God by previous unfaithfulness and sin is left to himself to fall a prey to the allurements of the wicked woman (comp. Ecclesiastes 7:26). Septuagint, "The mouth of a transgressor (παρανόμου) is a deep ditch; and he that is hated of the Lord shall fall therein." Then are added three lines not in the Hebrew, which, however, seem to be reminiscences of other passages: "There are evil ways before a man, and be loveth not to turn away from them; but it is needful to turn away item a perverse and evil way."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The mouth
פִּ֣י (pî)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

of an adulteress
זָר֑וֹת (zā·rō·wṯ)
Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's 2114: To turn aside, to be a, foreigner, strange, profane, to commit adultery

is a deep
עֲ֭מֻקָּה (‘ă·muq·qāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 6013: Deep

pit;
שׁוּחָ֣ה (šū·ḥāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7745: A chasm

he who is cursed
זְע֥וּם (zə·‘ūm)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2194: To foam at the mouth, to be enraged

by the LORD
יְ֝הוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

will fall
יִפָּל־ (yip·pāl-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5307: To fall, lie

into it.
שָֽׁם׃ (šām)
Adverb
Strong's 5307: To fall, lie


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