Proverbs 7:10
New International Version
Then out came a woman to meet him, dressed like a prostitute and with crafty intent.

New Living Translation
The woman approached him, seductively dressed and sly of heart.

English Standard Version
And behold, the woman meets him, dressed as a prostitute, wily of heart.

Berean Study Bible
Then a woman came out to meet him, with the attire of a harlot and cunning of heart.

King James Bible
And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.

New King James Version
And there a woman met him, With the attire of a harlot, and a crafty heart.

New American Standard Bible
And behold, a woman comes to meet him, Dressed as a prostitute and cunning of heart.

NASB 1995
And behold, a woman comes to meet him, Dressed as a harlot and cunning of heart.

NASB 1977
And behold, a woman comes to meet him, Dressed as a harlot and cunning of heart.

Amplified Bible
And there a woman met him, Dressed as a prostitute and sly and cunning of heart.

Christian Standard Bible
A woman came to meet him dressed like a prostitute, having a hidden agenda.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A woman came to meet him dressed like a prostitute, having a hidden agenda.

American Standard Version
And, behold, there met him a woman With the attire of a harlot, and wily of heart.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A woman went forth to meet him in the attire of a harlot to make the young men's hearts flutter.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and the woman meets him having the appearance of a harlot, that causes the hearts of young men to flutter.

Contemporary English Version
She was dressed fancy like a woman of the street with only one thing in mind.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And behold a woman meeteth him in harlot's attire prepared to deceive souls; talkative and wandering,

English Revised Version
And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and wily of heart.

Good News Translation
And then she met him; she was dressed like a prostitute and was making plans.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A woman with an ulterior motive meets him. She is dressed as a prostitute.

International Standard Version
Look! A woman makes her way to meet him, dressed as a prostitute and intending to entrap him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And, behold, there met him a woman With the attire of a harlot, and wily of heart.

Literal Standard Version
And behold, a woman to meet him—(A harlot’s dress, and watchful of heart,

NET Bible
Suddenly a woman came out to meet him! She was dressed like a prostitute and with secret intent.

New Heart English Bible
Look, there a woman met him with the attire of a prostitute, and with crafty intent.

World English Bible
Behold, there a woman met him with the attire of a prostitute, and with crafty intent.

Young's Literal Translation
And, lo, a woman to meet him -- (A harlot's dress, and watchful of heart,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Warnings about the Adulteress
9at twilight, as the day was fading into the dark of the night. 10Then a woman came out to meet him, with the attire of a harlot and cunning of heart. 11She is loud and defiant; her feet do not remain at home.…

Cross References
1 Timothy 2:9
Likewise, I want the women to adorn themselves with respectable apparel, with modesty, and with self-control, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,

Genesis 3:1
Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field that the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, "Did God really say, 'You must not eat from any tree in the garden?'"

Genesis 38:14
she removed her widow's garments, covered her face with a veil to disguise herself, and sat at the entrance to Enaim, which is on the way to Timnah. For she saw that although Shelah had grown up, she had not been given to him as a wife.

Genesis 38:15
When Judah saw her, he thought she was a prostitute because she had covered her face.


Treasury of Scripture

And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtle of heart.

the attire

Genesis 38:14,15
And she put her widow's garments off from her, and covered her with a vail, and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place, which is by the way to Timnath; for she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given unto him to wife…

2 Kings 9:22,30
And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, Is it peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace, so long as the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many? …

Isaiah 3:16-24
Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet: …

subtil

Genesis 3:1
Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

2 Corinthians 11:2,3
For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ…









(10) Subtil of heart.--Feigning love to her husband and devotion to her lovers, yet caring for none, only to satisfy her own passions.

Verse 10. - And, behold, there met him a woman. His long watch is rewarded; the woman comes forth from her house into the street - a proceeding which would at once show what she was, especially in the East, where females are kept secluded, and never appear at night or unattended. With the attire of an harlot. There is no "with" in the original, "woman" and "attire" being in apposition: "There met him a woman, a harlot's dress" (shith, Psalm 73:6); her attire catches the eye at once, and identifies her (comp. Genesis 38:14). In Revelation 17:4 the harlot is "arrayed in purple and scarlet, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls;" and in the present case the female is dressed in some conspicuous garments, very different from the sober clothing of the pure and modest. Subtil of heart (נְצֻרַת לֵב); literally, of concealed heart; i.e. she hides her real feelings, feigning, perhaps, affection for a husband, or love for her paramour, while she seeks only to satisfy her evil passions. The versions have used a different reading. Thus the Septuagint: "Who makes the hearts of young men flutter (ἐζίπτασθαι);" Vulgate, praeparata ad capiendas animas, "ready to catch souls." Vers. 11 and 12 describe the character and habits of this woman, not as she appeared on this occasion, but as she is known to the writer.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then
וְהִנֵּ֣ה (wə·hin·nêh)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

a woman
אִ֭שָּׁה (’iš·šāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

came out to meet him,
לִקְרָאת֑וֹ (liq·rā·ṯōw)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7125: Against he come, help, meet, seek, to, in the way

[with] attire
שִׁ֥ית (šîṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7897: A garment

of a prostitute
ז֝וֹנָ֗ה (zō·w·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2181: To commit adultery, to commit idolatry

and cunning
וּנְצֻ֥רַת (ū·nə·ṣu·raṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - feminine singular construct
Strong's 5341: To watch, guard, keep

of heart.
לֵֽב׃ (lêḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre


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