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Proverbs 5:4

    Proverbs 5:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But in the end she is bitter as wormwood, Sharp as a two-edged sword.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But her end is bitter as wormwood, and sharp as a two-edged sword;

    Webster's Revision

    But in the end she is bitter as wormwood, Sharp as a two-edged sword.

    World English Bible

    But in the end she is as bitter as wormwood, and as sharp as a two-edged sword.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But her latter end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.

    Definitions for Proverbs 5:4

    Wormwood - A bitter plant; bitterness.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 5:4

    Bitter as wormwood - כלענה Kelanah, like the detestable herb wormwood, or something analogous to it: something as excessive in its bitterness, as honey is in its sweetness.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 5:4

    Wormwood - In Eastern medicine this herb, the absinthium of Greek and Latin botanists, was looked upon as poisonous rather than medicinal. Compare Revelation 8:11.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 5:4

    5:4 But - The effect of that to which she entices men, is destruction.