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

King James Bible
For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit.

Darby Bible Translation
For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit.

World English Bible
For a prostitute is a deep pit; and a wayward wife is a narrow well.

Young's Literal Translation
For a harlot is a deep ditch, And a strange woman is a strait pit.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For a whore is a deep ditch - See on Proverbs 22:14 (note).

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Proverbs 5:20 For why should you, my son, be exhilarated with an adulteress And embrace the bosom of a foreigner?

Proverbs 22:14 The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit; He who is cursed of the LORD will fall into it.

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'My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine. 16. Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things. 17. Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long. 18. For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off. 19. Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way. 20. Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: 21. For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Three Important Precepts
A sermon (No. 2152) intended for reading on Lord's Day, July 13th, 1890, delivered by C. H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, on Lord's Day Evening, June 22nd, 1890. "Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way."--Proverbs 23:19. The words are very direct and personal; and that is what I wish my sermon to be. My soul is more and more set upon immediate conversions. I have no voice with which to play the orator; I have only enough strength to be an earnest pleader
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

The Comforts Belonging to Mourners
Having already presented to your view the dark side of the text, I shall now show you the light side, They shall be comforted'. Where observe: 1 Mourning goes before comfort as the lancing of a wound precedes the cure. The Antinomian talks of comfort, but cries down mourning for sin. He is like a foolish patient who, having a pill prescribed him, licks the sugar but throws away the pill. The libertine is all for joy and comfort. He licks the sugar but throws away the bitter pill of repentance. If
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Of Internal Acts
Of Internal Acts Acts are distinguished into External and Internal. External acts are those which bear relation to some sensible object, and are either morally good or evil, merely according to the nature of the principle from which they proceed. I intend here to speak only of Internal acts, those energies of the soul, by which it turns internally to some objects, and averts from others. If during my application to God I should form a will to change the nature of my act, I thereby withdraw myself
Madame Guyon—A Short and Easy Method of Prayer

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

Proverbs 5:20
Why, my son, be intoxicated with another man's wife? Why embrace the bosom of a wayward woman?

Proverbs 22:14
The mouth of an adulterous woman is a deep pit; a man who is under the LORD's wrath falls into it.

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