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

New Living Translation
She hides and waits like a robber, eager to make more men unfaithful.

English Standard Version
She lies in wait like a robber and increases the traitors among mankind.

Berean Study Bible
Like a robber she lies in wait and multiplies the faithless among men.

New American Standard Bible
Surely she lurks as a robber, And increases the faithless among men.

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

Christian Standard Bible
indeed, she sets an ambush like a robber and increases the number of unfaithful people.

Contemporary English Version
they are waiting to attack you like a gang of robbers with victim after victim.

Good News Translation
They wait for you like robbers and cause many men to be unfaithful.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
indeed, she sets an ambush like a robber and increases those among men who are unfaithful.

International Standard Version
Surely she lies in wait like a bandit, increasing those who are faithless among mankind.

NET Bible
Indeed, she lies in wait like a robber, and increases the unfaithful among men.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
She destroys suddenly and many evil men multiply.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
She is like a robber, lying in ambush. She spreads unfaithfulness throughout society.

JPS Tanakh 1917
She also lieth in wait as a robber, And increaseth the faithless among men.

New American Standard 1977
Surely she lurks as a robber, And increases the faithless among men.

Jubilee Bible 2000
She also lies in wait as for a prey and increases the transgressors among men.

King James 2000 Bible
She also lies in wait as for a prey, and increases the unfaithful among men.

American King James Version
She also lies in wait as for a prey, and increases the transgressors among men.

American Standard Version
Yea, she lieth in wait as a robber, And increaseth the treacherous among men.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For such a one shall perish suddenly; and every transgressor shall be cut off.

Douay-Rheims Bible
She lieth in wait in the way as a robber, and him whom she shall see unwary, she will kill.

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

English Revised Version
Yea, she lieth in wait as a robber, and increaseth the treacherous among men.

Webster's Bible Translation
She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors 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.
Study Bible
True Riches
27For a prostitute is a deep pit, and an adulteress is a narrow well. 28Like a robber she lies in wait and multiplies the faithless among men. 29Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? Who has complaints? Who has needless wounds? Who has bloodshot eyes?…
Cross References
Proverbs 6:26
For the levy of the prostitute is poverty, and the adulteress preys upon your very life.

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

Ecclesiastes 7:26
And I find more bitter than death the woman who is a snare, whose heart is a net, and whose hands are chains. The man who pleases God will escape her, but the sinner will be ensnared.

Treasury of Scripture

She also lies in wait as for a prey, and increases the transgressors among men.

as for a prey or as a robber

Proverbs 2:16-19
To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words; …

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

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

increaseth

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

Hosea 4:11
Whoredom 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.







Lexicon
Like a robber
כְּחֶ֣תֶף (kə·ḥe·ṯep̄)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2863: Rapine, robbery

she
הִ֭יא (hî)
Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

lies in wait
תֶּֽאֱרֹ֑ב (te·’ĕ·rōḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 693: To lie in wait

and multiplies
תּוֹסִֽף׃ (tō·w·sip̄)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3254: To add, augment

the faithless
וּ֝בוֹגְדִ֗ים (ū·ḇō·wḡ·ḏîm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 898: To cover, to act covertly, to pillage

among men.
בְּאָדָ֥ם (bə·’ā·ḏām)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being
(28) Increaseth the transgressors (faithless) among men.--This vice being the fruitful source of faithlessness both towards man and God.

Verse 28. - She also lieth in wait as for a prey. "Yea, she [Proverbs 22:19] lieth in wait," as is graphically described in ch. 7. (comp. Jeremiah 3:2). Chetheph is better taken, not as "prey," but in a concrete sense as the person who snatches it, the robber. Vulgate, Insidiatur in via quasi latro (comp. Psalm 10:9). And increaseth the transgressors among men. The Greek and Latin versions have taken רוסִיפ as meaning "kills," "destroys." But the verb yasaph always means "to add," here "to multiply." The special transgression indicated is treachery or faithlessness. The harlot leads her victim to be faithless to his God, his wife, his parents, his tutor, his master. Septuagint, "For he shall perish suddenly, and every transgressor shall be destroyed." 23:19-28 The gracious Saviour who purchased pardon and peace for his people, with all the affection of a tender parent, counsels us to hear and be wise, and is ready to guide our hearts in his way. Here we have an earnest call to young people, to attend to the advice of their godly parents. If the heart be guided, the steps will be guided. Buy the truth, and sell it not; be willing to part with any thing for it. Do not part with it for pleasures, honours, riches, or any thing in this world. The heart is what the great God requires. We must not think to divide the heart between God and the world; he will have all or none. Look to the rule of God's word, the conduct of his providence, and the good examples of his people. Particular cautions are given against sins most destructive to wisdom and grace in the soul. It is really a shame to make a god of the belly. Drunkenness stupifies men, and then all goes to ruin. Licentiousness takes away the heart that should be given to God. Take heed of any approaches toward this sin, it is very hard to retreat from it. It bewitches men to their ruin.
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