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

New Living Translation
It will keep you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of a promiscuous woman.

English Standard Version
to preserve you from the evil woman, from the smooth tongue of the adulteress.

New American Standard Bible
To keep you from the evil woman, From the smooth tongue of the adulteress.

King James Bible
To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They will protect you from an evil woman, from the flattering tongue of a stranger.

International Standard Version
to protect you from the evil woman, from the words of the seductive woman.

NET Bible
by keeping you from the evil woman, from the smooth tongue of the loose woman.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
To keep you from the evil woman and from the slander of the tongue of the estranged woman.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
to keep you from an evil woman and from the smooth talk of a loose woman.

Jubilee Bible 2000
to keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.

King James 2000 Bible
To keep you from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a seductress.

American King James Version
To keep you from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.

American Standard Version
To keep thee from the evil woman, From the flattery of the foreigner's tongue.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That they may keep thee from the evil woman, and from the flattering tongue of the stranger.

Darby Bible Translation
to keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.

English Revised Version
To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the stranger's tongue.

Webster's Bible Translation
To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.

World English Bible
to keep you from the immoral woman, from the flattery of the wayward wife's tongue.

Young's Literal Translation
To preserve thee from an evil woman, From the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

6:20-35 The word of God has something to say to us upon all occasions. Let not faithful reproofs ever make us uneasy. When we consider how much this sin abounds, how heinous adultery is in its own nature, of what evil consequence it is, and how certainly it destroys the spiritual life in the soul, we shall not wonder that the cautions against it are so often repeated. Let us notice the subjects of this chapter. Let us remember Him who willingly became our Surety, when we were strangers and enemies. And shall Christians, who have such prospects, motives, and examples, be slothful and careless? Shall we neglect what is pleasing to God, and what he will graciously reward? May we closely watch every sense by which poison can enter our minds or affections.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

To keep thee from the evil woman,.... This is one use of the profit arising from attending to the instructions of parents, and to the law of God, as taught by them; to preserve from fornication and adultery, one of its precepts expressly forbidding adultery and all corporeal uncleanness; and the whole of it directing to an observance of all duties respecting God and our neighbour, which requires diligence and industry, and prevents idleness, that inlet to all sin, and especially to uncleanness (k);

from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman; the same with the evil woman, the lewd and adulterous one; see Proverbs 2:16. Jarchi interprets this of idolatry; the character well agrees with the idolatrous church of Rome, or antichrist, represented by a whore, Revelation 17:1; as this woman is called "the woman of evil" (l), for so it may be rendered, one very evil, given up and abandoned to sin; so antichrist is called "the man of sin", 2 Thessalonians 2:3; and as this woman is said to have the "smoothness of a strange tongue" (m), as the words may be translated, and are by the Targum; so the religion of this false church is delivered in a strange language the people understand not, by which they are kept in ignorance and deception; now the word of God read and explained in the mother tongue, and especially the Gospel part of it, the doctrine of wisdom, is a means of preserving persons from the errors and heresies, superstition and idolatry, of the church of Rome, and from being carried away with their false glosses, and gaudy worship, and all its deceivable ways of unrighteousness.

(k) "Otia si tollas periere cupidinis arcus", Ovid. de Remed. Amor. l. 1. v. 139. Quaeritur Aegistheus, "quare sit factus adulter?--in promptu causa est, desidiosus erat". Ibid. v. 161, 162. (l) "a muliere mali", Baynus, Mercerus, Cocceius, Gejerus, Michaelis. (m) "a lenitate linguae extraneae", Montanus; "a laevitate linguae peregrinae", Michaelis; "ex lubrica glabritie linguae peregrinae", Schultens.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

24. A specimen of its benefit. By appreciating truth, men are not affected by lying flattery.

Proverbs 6:24 Additional Commentaries
Context
Warnings against Adultery
23For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching is light; And reproofs for discipline are the way of life 24To keep you from the evil woman, From the smooth tongue of the adulteress. 25Do not desire her beauty in your heart, Nor let her capture you with her eyelids.…
Cross References
Genesis 39:8
But he refused. "With me in charge," he told her, "my master does not concern himself with anything in the house; everything he owns he has entrusted to my care.

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

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

Proverbs 7:21
With persuasive words she led him astray; she seduced him with her smooth talk.

Ecclesiastes 7:26
I find more bitter than death the woman who is a snare, whose heart is a trap and whose hands are chains. The man who pleases God will escape her, but the sinner she will ensnare.
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To keep you from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.

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

Proverbs 5:3 For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth …

Proverbs 7:5 That they may keep you from the strange woman, from the stranger …

Ecclesiastes 7:26 And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares …

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