Proverbs 2:17
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New International Version
who has left the partner of her youth and ignored the covenant she made before God.

New Living Translation
She has abandoned her husband and ignores the covenant she made before God.

English Standard Version
who forsakes the companion of her youth and forgets the covenant of her God;

New American Standard Bible
That leaves the companion of her youth And forgets the covenant of her God;

King James Bible
Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
who abandons the companion of her youth and forgets the covenant of her God;

International Standard Version
someone who abandoned the companion of her youth and forgot the covenant of her God.

NET Bible
who leaves the husband from her younger days, and forgets her marriage covenant made before God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Who has left the rearing of her childhood and has forgotten the covenant of her God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
who leaves [her husband,]the closest friend of her youth,[and forgets her marriage vows to her God.]

JPS Tanakh 1917
That forsaketh the lord of her youth, And forgetteth the covenant of her God.

New American Standard 1977
That leaves the companion of her youth,
            And forgets the covenant of her God;

Jubilee Bible 2000
who forsakes the prince of her youth and forgets the covenant of her God.

King James 2000 Bible
Who forsakes the companion of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her God.

American King James Version
Which forsakes the guide of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her God.

American Standard Version
That forsaketh the friend of her youth, And forgetteth the covenant of her God:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And forsaketh the guide of her youth,

Darby Bible Translation
who forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God;

English Revised Version
Which forsaketh the friend of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God:

Webster's Bible Translation
Who forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.

World English Bible
who forsakes the friend of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her God:

Young's Literal Translation
Who is forsaking the guide of her youth, And the covenant of her God hath forgotten.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:10-22 If we are truly wise, we shall be careful to avoid all evil company and evil practices. When wisdom has dominion over us, then it not only fills the head, but enters into the heart, and will preserve, both against corruptions within and temptations without. The ways of sin are ways of darkness, uncomfortable and unsafe: what fools are those who leave the plain, pleasant, lightsome paths of uprightness, to walk in such ways! They take pleasure in sin; both in committing it, and in seeing others commit it. Every wise man will shun such company. True wisdom will also preserve from those who lead to fleshly lusts, which defile the body, that living temple, and war against the soul. These are evils which excite the sorrow of every serious mind, and cause every reflecting parent to look upon his children with anxiety, lest they should be entangled in such fatal snares. Let the sufferings of others be our warnings. Our Lord Jesus deters from sinful pleasures, by the everlasting torments which follow them. It is very rare that any who are caught in this snare of the devil, recover themselves; so much is the heart hardened, and the mind blinded, by the deceitfulness of this sin. Many think that this caution, besides the literal sense, is to be understood as a caution against idolatry, and subjecting the soul to the body, by seeking any forbidden object. The righteous must leave the earth as well as the wicked; but the earth is a very different thing to them. To the wicked it is all the heaven they ever shall have; to the righteous it is the place of preparation for heaven. And is it all one to us, whether we share with the wicked in the miseries of their latter end, or share those everlasting joys that shall crown believers?
Study Bible
The Benefits of Wisdom
16To deliver you from the strange woman, From the adulteress who flatters with her words; 17That leaves the companion of her youth And forgets the covenant of her God; 18For her house sinks down to death And her tracks lead to the dead;…
Cross References
Genesis 2:24
For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.

Jeremiah 3:4
"Have you not just now called to Me, 'My Father, You are the friend of my youth?

Malachi 2:14
"Yet you say, 'For what reason?' Because the LORD has been a witness between you and the wife of your youth, against whom you have dealt treacherously, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant.

Malachi 2:15
"But not one has done so who has a remnant of the Spirit. And what did that one do while he was seeking a godly offspring? Take heed then to your spirit, and let no one deal treacherously against the wife of your youth.
Treasury of Scripture

Which forsakes the guide of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her God.

the guide

Proverbs 5:18 Let your fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of your youth.

Jeremiah 3:4 Will you not from this time cry to me, My father, you are the guide of my youth?

forgetteth

Ezekiel 16:8,59,60 Now when I passed by you, and looked on you, behold, your time was …

Malachi 2:14-16 Yet you say, Why? Because the LORD has been witness between you and …

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