Proverbs 7:21
New International Version
With persuasive words she led him astray; she seduced him with her smooth talk.

New Living Translation
So she seduced him with her pretty speech and enticed him with her flattery.

English Standard Version
With much seductive speech she persuades him; with her smooth talk she compels him.

Berean Study Bible
With her great persuasion she entices him; she lures him with her flattering lips.

New American Standard Bible
With her many persuasions she entices him; With her flattering lips she seduces him.

New King James Version
With her enticing speech she caused him to yield, With her flattering lips she seduced him.

King James Bible
With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.

Christian Standard Bible
She seduces him with her persistent pleading; she lures with her flattering talk.

Contemporary English Version
And so, she tricked him with all of her sweet talk and her flattery.

Good News Translation
So she tempted him with her charms, and he gave in to her smooth talk.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
She seduces him with her persistent pleading; she lures with her flattering talk.

International Standard Version
She leads him astray with great persuasion; with flattering lips she seduces him.

NET Bible
She persuaded him with persuasive words; with her smooth talk she compelled him.

New Heart English Bible
With persuasive words, she led him astray. With the flattering of her lips, she seduced him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And she deceived him with the multitude of her words; in the flattery of her lips unto him, she enticed him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
With all her seductive charms, she persuades him. With her smooth lips, she makes him give in.

JPS Tanakh 1917
With her much fair speech she causeth him to yield, With the blandishment of her lips she enticeth him away.

New American Standard 1977
With her many persuasions she entices him; With her flattering lips she seduces him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
With her much fair speech she caused him to yield; with the flattering of her lips she persuaded him.

King James 2000 Bible
With her enticing speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she seduced him.

American King James Version
With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.

American Standard Version
With her much fair speech she causeth him to yield; With the flattering of her lips she forceth him along.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
So with much converse she prevailed on him to go astray, and with the snares of her lips forced him from the right path.

Douay-Rheims Bible
She entangled him with many words, and drew him away with the flattery of her lips.

Darby Bible Translation
With her much enticement she beguiled him; with the smoothness of her lips she constrained him.

English Revised Version
With her much fair speech she causeth him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forceth him away.

Webster's Bible Translation
With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she impelled him.

World English Bible
With persuasive words, she led him astray. With the flattering of her lips, she seduced him.

Young's Literal Translation
She turneth him aside with the abundance of her speech, With the flattery of her lips she forceth him.
Study Bible
Warnings about the Adulteress
20He took with him a bag of money and will not return until the moon is full.” 21With her great persuasion she entices him; she lures him with her flattering lips. 22He follows her on impulse, like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deer bounding into a trap,…
Cross References
Proverbs 5:3
Though the lips of the forbidden woman drip honey and her speech is smoother than oil,

Proverbs 6:24
to keep you from the evil woman, from the smooth tongue of the stranger.

Proverbs 7:22
He follows her on impulse, like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deer bounding into a trap,

Treasury of Scripture

With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.

with her

Proverbs 7:5
That they may keep thee from the strange woman, 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:

Judges 16:15-17
And she said unto him, How canst thou say, I love thee, when thine heart is not with me? thou hast mocked me these three times, and hast not told me wherein thy great strength lieth

forced

1 Samuel 28:23
But he refused, and said, I will not eat. But his servants, together with the woman, compelled him; and he hearkened unto their voice. So he arose from the earth, and sat upon the bed.

2 Kings 4:8
And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where was a great woman; and she constrained him to eat bread. And so it was, that as oft as he passed by, he turned in thither to eat bread.

Luke 14:23
And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.







Lexicon
With her great
בְּרֹ֣ב (bə·rōḇ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7230: Multitude, abundance, greatness

persuasion
לִקְחָ֑הּ (liq·ḥāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3948: Something received, instruction, inveiglement

she entices him;
הִ֭טַּתּוּ (hiṭ·ṭat·tū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person feminine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5186: To stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend

she lures him
תַּדִּיחֶֽנּוּ׃ (tad·dî·ḥen·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person feminine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5080: To impel, thrust, banish

with her flattering
בְּחֵ֥לֶק (bə·ḥê·leq)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2506: Portion, tract, territory

lips.
שְׂ֝פָתֶ֗יהָ (p̄ā·ṯe·hā)
Noun - fdc | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8193: The lip, language, a margin
Verse 21. - Thus far we have had the adulteress introduced speaking; now the narrative proceeds. With her much fair speech she caused him to yield. First, she influenced his mind, and bent his will to her purpose by her evil eloquence. The Hebrew word means "doctrine, or learning" - devil's pleading (Proverbs 1:5; Proverbs 9:9). St. Jerome has irretivit, "she netted him;" Septuagint, "She caused him to go astray (ἀπεπλάνησε) by much converse." She talked him over, though indeed he had put himself in the way of temptation, and had now no power to resist her seductions. Then with the flattering of her lips she forced him; drew him away. His body followed the lead of his blinded mind; he acceded to her solicitations. Septuagint, "With the snares of her lips she ran him aground (ἐξώκειλε), drove him headlong to ruin." 7:6-27 Here is an affecting example of the danger of youthful lusts. It is a history or a parable of the most instructive kind. Will any one dare to venture on temptations that lead to impurity, after Solomon has set before his eyes in so lively and plain a manner, the danger of even going near them? Then is he as the man who would dance on the edge of a lofty rock, when he has just seen another fall headlong from the same place. The misery of self-ruined sinners began in disregard to God's blessed commands. We ought daily to pray that we may be kept from running into temptation, else we invite the enemies of our souls to spread snares for us. Ever avoid the neighbourhood of vice. Beware of sins which are said to be pleasant sins. They are the more dangerous, because they most easily gain the heart, and close it against repentance. Do nothing till thou hast well considered the end of it. Were a man to live as long as Methuselah, and to spend all his days in the highest delights sin can offer, one hour of the anguish and tribulation that must follow, would far outweigh them.
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