New International Version
Wisdom will save you also from the adulterous woman, from the wayward woman with her seductive words,
King James Bible
To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;
Darby Bible Translation
To deliver thee from the strange woman, from the stranger who flattereth with her words;
World English Bible
To deliver you from the strange woman, even from the foreigner who flatters with her words;
Young's Literal Translation
To deliver thee from the strange woman, From the stranger who hath made smooth her sayings,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The stranger which flattereth with her words - החליקה hechelikah, she that smooths with her words. The original intimates the glib, oily speeches of a prostitute. The English lick is supposed to be derived from the original word.
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PROVERBS ii. 2, 3, 5. If thou incline thine ear to wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; yea, if thou criest after wisdom, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. We shall see something curious in the last of these verses, when we compare it with one in the chapter before. The chapter before says, that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. That if we wish to be wise at all, we must BEGIN by …
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Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil;
Why, my son, be intoxicated with another man's wife? Why embrace the bosom of a wayward woman?
keeping you from your neighbor's wife, from the smooth talk of a wayward woman.
They will keep you from the adulterous woman, from the wayward woman with her seductive words.
The mouth of an adulterous woman is a deep pit; a man who is under the LORD's wrath falls into it.
for an adulterous woman is a deep pit, and a wayward wife is a narrow well.
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