Proverbs 6:24
New International Version
keeping you from your neighbor's wife, from the smooth talk of a wayward woman.

New Living Translation
It will keep you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of a promiscuous woman.

English Standard Version
to preserve you from the evil woman, from the smooth tongue of the adulteress.

Berean Study Bible
to keep you from the evil woman, from the smooth tongue of the stranger.

New American Standard Bible
To keep you from the evil woman, From the smooth tongue of the adulteress.

King James Bible
To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.

Christian Standard Bible
They will protect you from an evil woman, from the flattering tongue of a wayward woman.

Contemporary English Version
They will protect you from the flattering words of someone else's wife.

Good News Translation
It can keep you away from bad women, from the seductive words of other men's wives.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They will protect you from an evil woman, from the flattering tongue of a stranger.

International Standard Version
to protect you from the evil woman, from the words of the seductive woman.

NET Bible
by keeping you from the evil woman, from the smooth tongue of the loose woman.

New Heart English Bible
to keep you from the immoral woman, from the flattery of the foreign woman.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
To keep you from the evil woman and from the slander of the tongue of the estranged woman.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
to keep you from an evil woman and from the smooth talk of a loose woman.

JPS Tanakh 1917
To keep thee from the evil woman, From the smoothness of the alien tongue.

New American Standard 1977
To keep you from the evil woman, From the smooth tongue of the adulteress.

Jubilee Bible 2000
to keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.

King James 2000 Bible
To keep you from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a seductress.

American King James Version
To keep you from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.

American Standard Version
To keep thee from the evil woman, From the flattery of the foreigner's tongue.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
to keep thee continually from a married woman, and from the calumny of a strange tongue.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That they may keep thee from the evil woman, and from the flattering tongue of the stranger.

Darby Bible Translation
to keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.

English Revised Version
To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the stranger's tongue.

Webster's Bible Translation
To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.

World English Bible
to keep you from the immoral woman, from the flattery of the wayward wife's tongue.

Young's Literal Translation
To preserve thee from an evil woman, From the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.
Study Bible
Warnings Against Adultery
23For this commandment is a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way to life, 24to keep you from the evil woman, from the smooth tongue of the stranger. 25Do not lust in your heart for her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes.…
Cross References
Genesis 39:8
But he refused. "Look," he said to his master's wife, "with me here, my master does not concern himself with anything in his house, and he has entrusted everything he owns to my care.

Proverbs 2:16
It will rescue you from the forbidden woman, from the stranger with seductive words,

Proverbs 5:3
Though the lips of the forbidden woman drip honey and her speech is smoother than oil,

Proverbs 5:20
Why be captivated, my son, by an adulteress, or embrace the bosom of a stranger?

Proverbs 7:5
that they may keep you from the adulteress, from the stranger with seductive words.

Proverbs 7:21
With her great persuasion she entices him; she lures him with her flattering lips.

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

To keep you from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.

keep

Proverbs 2:16
To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth 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 7:5
That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.







Lexicon
to keep you
לִ֭שְׁמָרְךָ (liš·mā·rə·ḵā)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

from the evil
רָ֑ע (rā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

woman,
מֵאֵ֣שֶׁת (mê·’ê·šeṯ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

from the smooth
מֵֽ֝חֶלְקַ֗ת (mê·ḥel·qaṯ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2513: Smoothness, flattery, an allotment

tongue
לָשׁ֥וֹן (lā·šō·wn)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3956: The tongue

of the stranger.
נָכְרִיָּֽה׃ (nā·ḵə·rî·yāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5237: Foreign, alien
6:20-35 The word of God has something to say to us upon all occasions. Let not faithful reproofs ever make us uneasy. When we consider how much this sin abounds, how heinous adultery is in its own nature, of what evil consequence it is, and how certainly it destroys the spiritual life in the soul, we shall not wonder that the cautions against it are so often repeated. Let us notice the subjects of this chapter. Let us remember Him who willingly became our Surety, when we were strangers and enemies. And shall Christians, who have such prospects, motives, and examples, be slothful and careless? Shall we neglect what is pleasing to God, and what he will graciously reward? May we closely watch every sense by which poison can enter our minds or affections.
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