Proverbs 2:16
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New International Version
Wisdom will save you also from the adulterous woman, from the wayward woman with her seductive words,

King James Bible
To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;

Darby Bible Translation
To deliver thee from the strange woman, from the stranger who flattereth with her words;

World English Bible
To deliver you from the strange woman, even from the foreigner who flatters with her words;

Young's Literal Translation
To deliver thee from the strange woman, From the stranger who hath made smooth her sayings,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The stranger which flattereth with her words - החליקה hechelikah, she that smooths with her words. The original intimates the glib, oily speeches of a prostitute. The English lick is supposed to be derived from the original word.

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Proverbs 5:3-20 For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil...

Proverbs 6:24 To keep you from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.

Proverbs 7:5-23 That they may keep you from the strange woman, from the stranger which flatters with her words...

Proverbs 22:14 The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.

Proverbs 23:27 For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit.

Genesis 39:3-12 And his master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand...

Nehemiah 13:26,27 Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? yet among many nations was there no king like him, who was beloved of his God...

Ecclesiastes 7:26 And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands...

flattereth

Proverbs 7:21 With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.

Proverbs 29:5 A man that flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.

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The Beginning and End of Wisdom
PROVERBS ii. 2, 3, 5. If thou incline thine ear to wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; yea, if thou criest after wisdom, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. We shall see something curious in the last of these verses, when we compare it with one in the chapter before. The chapter before says, that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. That if we wish to be wise at all, we must BEGIN by
Charles Kingsley—The Good News of God

Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
To Oger, Regular Canon [34] Bernard blames him for his resignation of his pastoral charge, although made from the love of a calm and pious life. None the less, he instructs him how, after becoming a private person, he ought to live in community. To Brother Oger, the Canon, Brother Bernard, monk but sinner, wishes that he may walk worthily of God even to the end, and embraces him with the fullest affection. 1. If I seem to have been too slow in replying to your letter, ascribe it to my not having
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Cross References
Proverbs 5:3
For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil;

Proverbs 5:20
Why, my son, be intoxicated with another man's wife? Why embrace the bosom of a wayward woman?

Proverbs 6:24
keeping you from your neighbor's wife, from the smooth talk of a wayward woman.

Proverbs 7:5
They will keep you from the adulterous woman, from the wayward woman with her seductive words.

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

Proverbs 23:27
for an adulterous woman is a deep pit, and a wayward wife is a narrow well.

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