Proverbs 23:28
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New International Version
Like a bandit she lies in wait and multiplies the unfaithful among men.

King James Bible
She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men.

Darby Bible Translation
She also lieth in wait as a robber, and increaseth the treacherous among men.

World English Bible
Yes, she lies in wait like a robber, and increases the unfaithful among men.

Young's Literal Translation
She also, as catching prey, lieth in wait, And the treacherous among men she increaseth.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Increaseth the transgressors among men - More iniquity springs from this one source of evil, than from any other cause in the whole system of sin. Women and strong drink cause many millions to transgress.

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as for a prey or as a robber

Proverbs 2:16-19 To deliver you from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flatters with her words...

Proverbs 7:12,22-27 Now is she without, now in the streets, and lies in wait at every corner.)...

Proverbs 9:18 But he knows not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.

Proverbs 22:14 The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.

Judges 16:14 And she fastened it with the pin, and said to him, The Philistines be on you, Samson. And he awaked out of his sleep...

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

Jeremiah 3:2 Lift up your eyes to the high places, and see where you have not been lien with. In the ways have you sat for them...

increaseth

Numbers 25:1 And Israel stayed in Shittim, and the people began to commit prostitution with the daughters of Moab.

Hosea 4:11 Prostitution and wine and new wine take away the heart.

1 Corinthians 10:8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.

Revelation 17:1,2 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying to me, Come here...

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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 6:26
For a prostitute can be had for a loaf of bread, but another man's wife preys on your very life.

Proverbs 7:12
now in the street, now in the squares, at every corner she lurks.)

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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