Proverbs 5 :4

Proverbs 5 :4 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

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

King James Version (KJV)

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 her end 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' Commentary 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 Commentary on Proverbs 5 :4

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