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Proverbs 5:3

    Proverbs 5:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For the lips of a strange woman drop honey, And her mouth is smoother than oil:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For honey is dropping from the lips of the strange woman, and her mouth is smoother than oil;

    Webster's Revision

    For the lips of a strange woman drop honey, And her mouth is smoother than oil:

    World English Bible

    For the lips of an adulteress drip honey. Her mouth is smoother than oil,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For the lips of a strange woman drop honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil:

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 5:3

    The lips of a strange woman - One that is not thy own, whether Jewess or heathen.

    Drop as a honey-comb - She uses the most deceitful, flattering, and alluring speeches: as the droppings of the honey out of the comb are the sweetest of all.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 5:3

    Smoother than oil - The same comparison is used in marginal reference to describe the treachery of a false friend.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 5:3

    5:3 The lips - It concerns thee to get and to use discretion, that thou mayest be able to resist those temptations to which thou art exposed.