Proverbs 22:14
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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.

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Clarke'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,

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Proverbs 2:16-19 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 6:24-29 To keep you from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman...

Proverbs 7:5 That they may keep you from the strange woman, from the stranger which flatters with her words.

Proverbs 23:27 For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit.

Judges 16:20,21 And she said, The Philistines be on you, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before...

Nehemiah 13:26 Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? yet among many nations was there no king like him, who was beloved of his God...

Ecclesiastes 7:26 And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands...

a deep pit that is, it is like a deep pit or pitfall, in which animals are often taken alive.

Deuteronomy 32:19 And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.

Psalm 81:12 So I gave them up to their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.

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The 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

The Christian Business World
Scripture references: Proverbs 22:29; Romans 12:11; Psalms 24:1; 50:10-12; Haggai 2:8; Psalm 49:6,10,16,17; 62:10; Matthew 13:22; Mark 10:23,24; Job 31:24-26; Proverbs 3:9; Matthew 25:14-30; 24:45-51; 6:19-21; Luke 12:16-21. THE IDEAL IN THE BUSINESS WORLD There is often a wide difference between the methods actually employed in doing business and when they should be. Good men who are in the thick of the battle of competition and rivalry with other firms in the same line of trade, are the quickest
Henry T. Sell—Studies in the Life of the Christian

Cross References
Proverbs 2:16
Wisdom will save you also from the adulterous woman, from the wayward woman with her seductive words,

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

Proverbs 7:5
They will keep you from the adulterous woman, from the wayward woman with her seductive words.

Proverbs 23:27
for an adulterous woman is a deep pit, and a wayward wife is a narrow well.

Ecclesiastes 7:26
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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