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 as a honey-comb, 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:

Definitions for Proverbs 5 :3

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's Commentary 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 Commentary 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.
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