New International Version
The mouth of an adulterous woman is a deep pit; a man who is under the LORD's wrath falls into it.
King James Bible
The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.
Darby Bible Translation
The mouth of strange women is a deep ditch: he with whom Jehovah is displeased shall fall therein.
World English Bible
The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit: he who is under Yahweh's wrath will fall into it.
Young's Literal Translation
A deep pit is the mouth of strange women, The abhorred of Jehovah falleth there.
Proverbs 22:14 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The mouth of strange women is a deep pit - In Proverbs 23:27, he says, A whore is a Deep Ditch:, oud a strange woman is a Narrow Pit.
The allusions in these three places are too plain to be misunderstood.
Virgil's hell has been adduced in illustration: -
- Sate sanguine Divum,
Tros Anchisiade, facilis decensus Averni;
Noctes atque dies patet atri janua Ditis:
Sed revocare gradum, superasque evadere ad auras,
Hoc Opus, hic Labor est.
Pauci quos aequus amavit
Jupiter, aut ardens evexit ad aethera virtus,
Dis geniti potuere.
Virg. Aen, lib. vi., ver. 125.
"O glorious prince of brave Anchises' line!
Great godlike hero! sprung from seed divine,
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
a deep pit that is, it is like a deep pit or pitfall, in which animals are often taken alive.
LibraryThe Rich and the Poor
Chapel Royal, Whitehall, 1871. Proverbs xxii. 2. "The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all." I have been asked to preach here this afternoon on behalf of the Parochial Mission Women's Fund. I may best describe the object for which I plead, as an attempt to civilise and Christianise the women of the lower classes in the poorer districts of London and other great towns, by means of women of their own class--women, who have gone through the same struggles as they have, …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
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Wisdom will save you also from the adulterous woman, from the wayward woman with her seductive words,
For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil;
They will keep you from the adulterous woman, from the wayward woman with her seductive words.
for an adulterous woman is a deep pit, and a wayward wife is a narrow well.
I find more bitter than death the woman who is a snare, whose heart is a trap and whose hands are chains. The man who pleases God will escape her, but the sinner she will ensnare.
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