New International Version
How skilled you are at pursuing love! Even the worst of women can learn from your ways.
King James Bible
Why trimmest thou thy way to seek love? therefore hast thou also taught the wicked ones thy ways.
Darby Bible Translation
How dost thou trim thy way to seek love! Therefore hast thou also accustomed thy ways to wickedness.
World English Bible
How well you prepare your way to seek love! Therefore you have taught even the wicked women your ways.
Young's Literal Translation
What -- dost thou make pleasing thy ways to seek love? Therefore even the wicked thou hast taught thy ways.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Why trimmest thou thy way - Ye have used a multitude of artifices to gain alliances with the neighboring idolatrous nations.
Hast thou also taught the wicked ones thy ways - Ye have made even these idolaters worse than they were before. Dr. Blayney translates, "Therefore have I taught calamity thy ways." A prosopopoeia: "I have instructed calamity where to find thee." Thou shalt not escape punishment.
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