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Proverbs 22:14 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: He that is abhorred of Jehovah shall fall therein.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The mouth of strange women [is] a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit; He who is cursed of the LORD will fall into it.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The mouth of strange women [is] a deep pit: he that is abhorred by the LORD shall fall therein.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The mouth of strange women is a deep ditch: he with whom Jehovah is displeased shall fall therein.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— A deep chasm, is the mouth of strange women, he with whom Yahweh is indignant, falleth there.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— A deep pit [is] the mouth of strange women, The abhorred of Jehovah falleth there.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The mouth of a strange woman is a deep pit: he whom the Lord is angry with, shall fall into it.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The mouth of strange women is a deepe pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The mouth of a transgressor is a deep pit; and he that is hated of the Lord shall fall into it. Evil ways are before a man, and he does not like to turn away from them; but it is needful to turn aside from a perverse and bad way.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The mouth of strange women [is] a deep pit: he that is abhorred of Yahweh shall fall therein.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The mouth 6310
{6310} Prime
From H6284; the mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literally or figuratively (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to.
of strange women 2114
{2114} Prime
A primitive root; to turn aside (especially for lodging); hence to be a foreigner, strange, profane; specifically (active participle) to commit adultery.
<8801> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 309
[is] a deep 6013
{6013} Prime
From H6009; deep (literally or figuratively).
pit: 7745
{7745} Prime
From H7743; a chasm.
he that is abhorred 2194
{2194} Prime
A primitive root; properly to foam at the mouth, that is, to be enraged.
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
of Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
shall fall 5307
{5307} Prime
A primitive root; to fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitively or causatively, literally or figuratively).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
therein. x8033
(8033) Complement
A primitive particle (rather from the relative H0834); there (transfered to time) then; often thither, or thence.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 22:14

_ _ The mouth — or flattering speeches (Proverbs 5:3; Proverbs 7:5) ensnare man, as pits, beasts. God makes their own sin their punishment.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 22:14

_ _ This is designed to warn all young men against the lusts of uncleanness. As they regard the welfare of their souls, let them take heed of strange women, lewd women, whom they ought to be strange to, of the mouth of strange women, of the kisses of their lips (Proverbs 7:13), of the words of their lips, their charms and enticements. Dread them; have nothing to do with them; for, 1. Those who abandon themselves to that sin give proof that they are abandoned of God: it is a deep pit, which those fall into that are abhorred of the Lord, who leaves them to themselves to enter into that temptation, and takes off the bridle of his restraining grace, to punish them for other sins. Value not thyself upon thy being in favour with such women, when it proclaims thee under the wrath of God. 2. It is seldom that they recover themselves, for it is a deep pit; it will be hard getting out of it, it so besots the mind and debauches the conscience, by pleasing the flesh.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 22:14

The mouth — Her fair and flattering speeches.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 22:14

The mouth of strange women [is] a deep pit: he that is abhorred by the LORD (k) shall fall in it.

(k) So God punishes one sin by another, when he suffers the wicked to fall into the acquaintance of a harlot.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 2:16-19 To deliver thee from the strange woman, [even] from the stranger [which] flattereth with her words; ... None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.
Proverbs 5:3-23 For the lips of a strange woman drop [as] an honeycomb, and her mouth [is] smoother than oil: ... He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.
Proverbs 6:24-29 To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman. ... So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.
Proverbs 7:5-27 That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger [which] flattereth with her words. ... Her house [is] the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.
Proverbs 23:27 For a whore [is] a deep ditch; and a strange woman [is] a narrow pit.
Judges 16:20-21 And she said, The Philistines [be] upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the LORD was departed from him. ... But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison house.
Nehemiah 13:26 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.
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.

a deep pit:
That is, it is like a deep pit, or pitfall, in which animals are often taken alive.


Deuteronomy 32:19 And when the LORD saw [it], he abhorred [them], because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.
Psalms 81:12 So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: [and] they walked in their own counsels.
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Dt 32:19. Jg 16:20. Ne 13:26. Ps 81:12. Pv 2:16; 5:3; 6:24; 7:5; 23:27. Ec 7:26.

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