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Proverbs 5:20

    Proverbs 5:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And why will you, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For why shouldest thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, And embrace the bosom of a foreigner?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Why let yourself, my son, go out of the way with a strange woman, and take another woman in your arms?

    Webster's Revision

    For why shouldest thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, And embrace the bosom of a foreigner?

    World English Bible

    For why should you, my son, be captivated with an adulteress? Why embrace the bosom of another?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For why shouldest thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 5:20

    Emphasis is laid (see the Proverbs 2:16 note) upon the origin of the beguiler.