New American Standard Bible
But in the end she is bitter as wormwood, Sharp as a two-edged sword.
King James Bible
But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.
Darby Bible Translation
but her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.
World English Bible
But in the end she is as bitter as wormwood, and as sharp as a two-edged sword.
Young's Literal Translation
And her latter end is bitter as wormwood, Sharp as a sword with mouths.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Wormwood - In Eastern medicine this herb, the absinthium of Greek and Latin botanists, was looked upon as poisonous rather than medicinal. Compare Revelation 8:11.
LibrarySinners Bound with the Cords of Sin
A Sermon (No. 915) delivered on Sabbath morning, February 13th, 1870 at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins." -- Proverbs 5:22. The first sentence has reference to a net in which birds or beasts are taken. The ungodly man first of all finds sin to be a bait, and charmed by its apparent pleasantness he indulges in it and then he becomes entangled in its meshes so that he cannot …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
How the Rude in Sacred Learning, and those who are Learned but not Humble, are to be Admonished.
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
His speech was smoother than butter, But his heart was war; His words were softer than oil, Yet they were drawn swords.
My soul is among lions; I must lie among those who breathe forth fire, Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows And their tongue a sharp sword.
And I discovered more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, whose hands are chains. One who is pleasing to God will escape from her, but the sinner will be captured by her.
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