Proverbs 5:3
Parallel Verses
New International Version
For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil;

New Living Translation
For the lips of an immoral woman are as sweet as honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil.

English Standard Version
For the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil,

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:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Though the lips of the forbidden woman drip honey and her words are smoother than oil,

International Standard Version
For the lips of an adulteress drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil.

NET Bible
For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey, and her seductive words are smoother than olive oil,

New Heart English Bible
For the lips of an adulteress drip honey. Her mouth is smoother than oil,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because the lips of an estranged woman are dripping honey and her words are softer than oil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The lips of an adulterous woman drip with honey. Her kiss is smoother than oil,

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the lips of a strange woman drop honey, And her mouth is smoother than oil;

New American Standard 1977
For the lips of an adulteress drip honey,
            And smoother than oil is her speech;

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the lips of the strange woman drop as a honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil,

King James 2000 Bible
For the lips of an immoral woman drop as a honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:

American King James Version
For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:

American Standard Version
For the lips of a strange woman drop honey, And her mouth is smoother than oil:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the lips of a harlot are like a honeycomb dropping, and her throat is smoother than oil.

Darby Bible Translation
For the lips of the strange woman drop honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil;

English Revised Version
For the lips of a strange woman drop honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil:

Webster's Bible Translation
For the lips of a strange woman drop as a honey-comb, 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,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:1-14 Solomon cautions all young men, as his children, to abstain from fleshly lusts. Some, by the adulterous woman, here understand idolatry, false doctrine, which tends to lead astray men's minds and manners; but the direct view is to warn against seventh-commandment sins. Often these have been, and still are, Satan's method of drawing men from the worship of God into false religion. Consider how fatal the consequences; how bitter the fruit! Take it any way, it wounds. It leads to the torments of hell. The direct tendency of this sin is to the destruction of body and soul. We must carefully avoid every thing which may be a step towards it. Those who would be kept from harm, must keep out of harm's way. If we thrust ourselves into temptation we mock God when we pray, Lead us not into temptation. How many mischiefs attend this sin! It blasts the reputation; it wastes time; it ruins the estate; it is destructive to health; it will fill the mind with horror. Though thou art merry now, yet sooner or later it will bring sorrow. The convinced sinner reproaches himself, and makes no excuse for his folly. By the frequent acts of sin, the habits of it become rooted and confirmed. By a miracle of mercy true repentance may prevent the dreadful consequences of such sins; but this is not often; far more die as they have lived. What can express the case of the self-ruined sinner in the eternal world, enduring the remorse of his conscience!
Study Bible
Avoid Immorality
2That you may observe discretion And your lips may reserve knowledge. 3For the lips of an adulteress drip honey And smoother than oil is her speech; 4But in the end she is bitter as wormwood, Sharp as a two-edged sword.…
Cross References
Psalm 55:21
His speech was smoother than butter, But his heart was war; His words were softer than oil, Yet they were drawn swords.

Proverbs 2:16
To deliver you from the strange woman, From the adulteress who flatters with her words;

Proverbs 5:20
For why should you, my son, be exhilarated with an adulteress And embrace the bosom of a foreigner?

Proverbs 6:24
To keep you from the evil woman, From the smooth tongue of the adulteress.

Proverbs 7:5
That they may keep you from an adulteress, From the foreigner who flatters with her words.

Proverbs 7:21
With her many persuasions she entices him; With her flattering lips she seduces him.

Proverbs 22:14
The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit; He who is cursed of the LORD will fall into it.

Song of Solomon 4:11
"Your lips, my bride, drip honey; Honey and milk are under your tongue, And the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.
Treasury of Scripture

For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:

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Proverbs 2:16 To deliver you from the strange woman, even from the stranger which …

Proverbs 6:24 To keep you from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue …

Proverbs 7:21 With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering …

Revelation 17:2-6 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication…

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Psalm 55:21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in …

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