Proverbs 7:5
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English Standard Version
to keep you from the forbidden woman, from the adulteress with her smooth words.

King James Bible
That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.

American Standard Version
That they may keep thee from the strange woman, From the foreigner that flattereth with her words.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That she may keep thee from the woman that is not thine, and from the stranger who sweeteneth her words.

English Revised Version
That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.

Webster's Bible Translation
That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.

Proverbs 7:5 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

One who has been stolen from is to be appeased, but not the injured husband.

34 For jealousy is the fury of a husband,

     And he spareth not in the day of vengeance.

35 He regardeth not any ransom,

     And is not contented though thou offerest to him gifts ever so great.

The connection marks קנאה as the subject; for it respects carnal intercourse with another's wife. Jealousy is not usually חמה, the glow of anger (from יחם, as שׁנה from ישׁן), but חמת־גּבר (constr. as שׂנת), the glow of a man's anger, who with the putting forth of all his manly strength will seek satisfaction to his wounded honour. גּבר, here significant for אישׁ, with the fundamental idea of strength, firmness; cf. Arab. jabr, to make fast, to put right again something broken in pieces, particularly a broken vessel, hence Algebra, properly the operation by which an incomplete magnitude is completed (Fl.). The following ולא־יחמּל (with the orthophonic Dagesh, as Proverbs 6:25 יחמּד, and with Makkeph) is connected with גבר, with definite reference to the man whom the faithless guest has made a cuckold. When the day comes in which the adultery brought to light demands and admits of vengeance, then, wounded in his right and in his honour, he knows no mercy; he pays no regard to any atonement or recompense by which the adulterer seeks to appease him and induce him not to inflict the punishment that is due: he does not consent, even though thou makest ever so great the gift whereby thou thinkest to gain him. The phrase נשׂא פנים, πρόσωπον λαμβάνειν, signifies elsewhere to receive the countenance, i.e., the appearance and the impression of a man, i.e., to let it impress one favourably; here it is used of the כּפר, i.e., the means by which covering, i.e., non-punishment, pardon of the crime, impunity of the guilty, is obtained. Regarding אבה, to consent to, vid., at Proverbs 1:10. שׂחד, Aram. שׂוּחד, is a gift, particularly bribery. That the language may again finally assume the form of an address, it beautifully rounds itself off.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 2:16 To deliver you from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flatters with her words;

Proverbs 5:3 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.

Cross References
Proverbs 2:16
So you will be delivered from the forbidden woman, from the adulteress with her smooth words,

Proverbs 5:3
For the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil,

Proverbs 5:20
Why should you be intoxicated, my son, with a forbidden woman and embrace the bosom of an adulteress?

Proverbs 6:24
to preserve you from the evil woman, from the smooth tongue of the adulteress.

Proverbs 7:4
Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," and call insight your intimate friend,

Proverbs 7:6
For at the window of my house I have looked out through my lattice,

Proverbs 22:14
The mouth of forbidden women is a deep pit; he with whom the LORD is angry will fall into it.

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