New International Version
For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil;
King James Bible
For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:
Darby Bible Translation
For the lips of the strange woman drop honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil;
World English Bible
For the lips of an adulteress drip honey. Her mouth is smoother than oil,
Young's Literal Translation
For the lips of a strange woman drop honey, And smoother than oil is her mouth,
Proverbs 5:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The lips of a strange woman - One that is not thy own, whether Jewess or heathen.
Drop as a honey-comb - She uses the most deceitful, flattering, and alluring speeches: as the droppings of the honey out of the comb are the sweetest of all.
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'His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.'--PROVERBS v. 22. In Hosea's tender picture of the divine training of Israel which, alas! failed of its effect, we read, 'I drew them with cords of a man,' which is further explained as being 'with bands of love.' The metaphor in the prophet's mind is probably that of a child being 'taught to go' and upheld in its first tottering steps by leading-strings. God drew Israel, though Israel did not yield …
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Sinners Bound with the Cords of Sin
Second Great Group of Parables.
His talk is smooth as butter, yet war is in his heart; his words are more soothing than oil, yet they are drawn swords.
Wisdom will save you also from the adulterous woman, from the wayward woman with her seductive words,
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.
With persuasive words she led him astray; she seduced him with her smooth talk.
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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