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Proverbs 2:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— To deliver thee from the strange woman, Even from the foreigner that flattereth with her words;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— To deliver thee from the strange woman, [even] from the stranger [which] flattereth with her words;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— To deliver you from the strange woman, From the adulteress who flatters with her words;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— To deliver thee from the strange woman, [even] from the stranger [who] flattereth with her words;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— To deliver thee from the strange woman, from the stranger who flattereth with her words;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— To rescue thee, from the woman that is a stranger, from the female unknown, who with her speeches seduceth;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— To deliver thee from the strange woman, From the stranger who hath made smooth her sayings,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— That thou mayst be delivered from the strange woman, and from the stranger, who softeneth her words;
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— To deliuer thee from the strange woman, [euen] from the stranger, [which] flattereth with her words:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— to remove thee far from the straight way, and to estrange thee from a righteous purpose. [My] son, let not evil counsel overtake thee,
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— To deliver thee from the strange woman, [even] from the stranger [which] flattereth with her words;

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
To deliver 5337
{5337} Prime
נָצַל
natsal
{naw-tsal'}
A primitive root; to snatch away, whether in a good or a bad sense.
z8687
<8687> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 1162
thee from the strange y2114
[2114] Standard
זוּר
zuwr
{zoor}
A primitive root; to turn aside (especially for lodging); hence to be a foreigner, strange, profane; specifically (active participle) to commit adultery.
z8801
<8801> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 309
woman, 802
{0802} Prime
אִשָּׁה
'ishshah
{ish-shaw'}
The first form is the feminine of H0376 or H0582; the second form is an irregular plural; a woman (used in the same wide sense as H0582).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
x2114
(2114) Complement
זוּר
zuwr
{zoor}
A primitive root; to turn aside (especially for lodging); hence to be a foreigner, strange, profane; specifically (active participle) to commit adultery.
[even] from the stranger 5237
{5237} Prime
נָכְרִי
nokriy
{nok-ree'}
From H5235 (second form); strange, in a variety of degrees and applications (foreign, non-relative, adulterous, different, wonderful).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
[which] flattereth 2505
{2505} Prime
חָלַק
chalaq
{khaw-lak'}
A primitive root; to be smooth (figuratively); by implication (as smooth stones were used for lots) to apportion or separate.
z8689
<8689> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2675
with her words; 561
{0561} Prime
אֵמֶר
'emer
{ay'-mer}
From H0559; something said.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 2:16-19

_ _ Deliverance from another danger.

_ _ the strange woman — This term is often used for harlot, or loose woman (Judges 11:1, Judges 11:2), married (Proverbs 7:5, Proverbs 7:19) or not (1 Kings 11:1), so called, because such were, perhaps at first, foreigners, though “strange” may also denote whatever is opposed to right or proper, as “strange fire” (Numbers 3:4); “strange incense” (Exodus 30:9).

_ _ flattereth — literally, “smooths.”

_ _ her words — (Psalms 5:9).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 2:10-22.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 2:16

Strange woman — From the adulteress or whore.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 2:16

To deliver thee from the strange (i) woman, [even] from the stranger [which] flattereth with her words;

(i) Meaning, the wisdom which is the word of God, will preserve us from all vices: naming this vice of whoredom to which man is most prone.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
deliver:

Proverbs 5:3-20 For the lips of a strange woman drop [as] an honeycomb, and her mouth [is] smoother than oil: ... And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?
Proverbs 6:24 To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.
Proverbs 7:5-23 That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger [which] flattereth with her words. ... Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it [is] for his life.
Proverbs 22:14 The mouth of strange women [is] a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.
Proverbs 23:27 For a whore [is] a deep ditch; and a strange woman [is] a narrow pit.
Genesis 39:3-12 And his master saw that the LORD [was] with him, and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand. ... And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.
Nehemiah 13:26-27 Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? yet among many nations was there no king like him, who was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel: nevertheless even him did outlandish women cause to sin. ... Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange wives?
Ecclesiastes 7:26 And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart [is] snares and nets, [and] her hands [as] bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her.

flattereth:

Proverbs 7:21 With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.
Proverbs 29:5 A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.
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Gn 39:3. Ne 13:26. Pv 5:3; 6:24; 7:5, 21; 22:14; 23:27; 29:5. Ec 7:26.

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