English Standard Version
lest strangers take their fill of your strength, and your labors go to the house of a foreigner,
King James Bible
Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger;
American Standard Version
Lest strangers be filled with thy strength, And thy labors be in the house of an alien,
Lest strangers be filled with thy strength, and thy labours be in another man's house,
English Revised Version
Lest strangers be filled with thy strength; and thy labours be in the house of an alien;
Webster's Bible Translation
Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labors be in the house of a stranger;
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
In Proverbs 5:4 the reverse of the sweet and smooth external is placed opposite to the attraction of the seducer, by whose influence the inconsiderate permits himself to be carried away: her end, i.e., the last that is experienced of her, the final consequence of intercourse with her (cf. Proverbs 23:32), is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. The O.T. language regards bitterness and poison as related both in meaning and in reality; the word לענה (Aq. ἀψίνθιον equals wormwood) means in Arab. the curse. חרב פּיּות is translated by Jerome after the lxx, gladius biceps; but פּיפיּות means double-edged, and חרב שׁני פיות (Judges 3:16) means a doubled-edged sword. Here the plur. will thus poetically strengthen the meaning, like ξίφος πολύστομον, that which devours, as if it had three or four edges (Fl.). The end in which the disguised seduction terminates is bitter as the bitterest, and cutting as that which cuts the most: self-condemnation and a feeling of divine anger, anguish of heart, and destructive judgment. The feet of the adulteress go downward to death. In Hebr. this descendentes ad mortem is expressed by the genitive of connection; מות is the genitive, as in יורדי בור, Proverbs 1:12; elsewhere the author uses יורדות אל, Proverbs 7:27; Proverbs 2:18. Death, מות (so named from the stretching of the corpse after the stiffness of death), denotes the condition of departure from this side as a punishment, with which is associated the idea of divine wrath. In שׁאול (sinking, abyss, from שׁאל, R. של, χαλᾶν, vid., under Isaiah 5:14), lie the ideas of the grave as a place of corruption, and of the under-world as the place of incorporeal shadow-life. Her steps hold fast to Hades is equivalent to, they strive after Hades and go straight to it; similar to this is the Arab. expression, hdhâ âldrb yâkhdh âly âlbld: this way leads straight forward to the town (Fl.).
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lest you give your honor to others and your years to the merciless,
and at the end of your life you groan, when your flesh and body are consumed,
for the price of a prostitute is only a loaf of bread, but a married woman hunts down a precious life.
He who loves wisdom makes his father glad, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.
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