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Proverbs 2:16

16 Wisdom will save you also from the adulterous woman, from the wayward woman with her seductive words,

Proverbs 2:16 in Other Translations

16 To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;
16 So you will be delivered from the forbidden woman, from the adulteress with her smooth words,
16 Wisdom will save you from the immoral woman, from the seductive words of the promiscuous woman.
16 Wise friends will rescue you from the Temptress - that smooth-talking Seductress
16 It will rescue you from a forbidden woman, from a stranger with her flattering talk,

Proverbs 2:16 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 2:16

To deliver thee from the strange woman
As the Gospel of Christ and its doctrines, or the instructions of wisdom, are a means of delivering persons from the evil man, his company, ways, and works; so from a naughty woman, an adulteress, called a "strange" woman; not because of another nation, or unknown, but because she belongs to another person, and not to him whom she entices into her embraces. Gersom interprets this of the sensitive appetite, and Jarchi of idolatry; as others do also of superstition and all false doctrine, and everything that is contrary to true wisdom; and the whole that is here and afterwards said may well enough be applied to the whore of Rome, from whose fornication, or spiritual adultery, that is, idolatry, will worship, and antichristian doctrines, the Gospel delivers men; see ( Proverbs 7:5 ) [even] from the stranger [which] flattereth with her words;
that useth smooth and soft words to work upon the passions, move the affections, and win the hearts of men; and ensnare them and draw them to commit wickedness with her; see ( Proverbs 5:3 ) ( 7:21 ) ; and so antichrist, and all false teachers and heretics, with good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple, ( Romans 16:18 ) .

Proverbs 2:16 In-Context

14 who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,
15 whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways.
16 Wisdom will save you also from the adulterous woman, from the wayward woman with her seductive words,
17 who has left the partner of her youth and ignored the covenant she made before God.
18 Surely her house leads down to death and her paths to the spirits of the dead.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Proverbs 5:1-6; Proverbs 6:20-29; Proverbs 7:5-27