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Proverbs 5:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For why shouldest thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, And embrace the bosom of a foreigner?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For why should you, my son, be exhilarated with an adulteress And embrace the bosom of a foreigner?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And why shouldest thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Wherefore, then, shouldst thou stray, my son, with a strange woman? or embrace the bosom of a woman unknown?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And why dost thou magnify thyself, My son, with a stranger? And embrace the bosom of a strange woman?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Why art thou seduced, my son, by a strange woman, and art cherished in the bosom of another?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And why wilt thou, my sonne, be rauisht with a strange woman, and imbrace the bosome of a stranger?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Be not intimate with a strange woman, neither fold thyself in the arms of a woman not thine own.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And why x4100
(4100) Complement
מָּה
mah
{maw}
A primitive particle; properly interrogitive what? (including how?, why? and when?); but also exclamations like what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjugational senses.
wilt thou, my son, 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
be ravished 7686
{7686} Prime
שָׁגָה
shagah
{shaw-gaw'}
A primitive root; to stray (causatively mislead), usually (figuratively) to mistake, especially (morally) to transgress; by extension (through the idea of intoxication) to reel, (figuratively) be enraptured.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
with a strange woman, 2114
{2114} Prime
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
and embrace 2263
{2263} Prime
חָבַק
chabaq
{khaw-bak'}
A primitive root; to clasp (the hands or in embrace).
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
the bosom 2436
{2436} Prime
חֵיק
cheyq
{khake}
From an unused root, apparently meaning to inclose; the bosom (literally or figuratively).
of a 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).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 5:15-20.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 5:15-23.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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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 6:24 To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.
Proverbs 7:5 That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger [which] flattereth with her words.
Proverbs 22:14 The mouth of strange women [is] a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.
Proverbs 23:27-28 For a whore [is] a deep ditch; and a strange woman [is] a narrow pit. ... She also lieth in wait as [for] a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men.
Proverbs 23:33 Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.
1 Kings 11:1 But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, [and] Hittites;
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