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Proverbs 2

Prov. 2:16 KJV (With Strong’s)

To deliver
natsal (Hebrew #5337)
to snatch away, whether in a good or a bad sense
KJV usage: X at all, defend, deliver (self), escape, X without fail, part, pluck, preserve, recover, rescue, rid, save, spoil, strip, X surely, take (out).
Pronounce: naw-tsal'
Origin: a primitive root
thee from thez strange
zuwr (Hebrew #2114)
to turn aside (especially for lodging); hence to be a foreigner, strange, profane; specifically (active participle) to commit adultery
KJV usage: (come from) another (man, place), fanner, go away, (e-)strange(-r, thing, woman).
Pronounce: zoor
Origin: a primitive root
'ishshah (Hebrew #802)
irregular plural, nashiym {naw-sheem'}; a woman (used in the same wide sense as 582)
KJV usage: (adulter)ess, each, every, female, X many, + none, one, + together, wife, woman. Often unexpressed in English.
Pronounce: ish-shaw'
Origin: feminine of 376 or 582
, even from the stranger
nokriy (Hebrew #5237)
strange, in a variety of degrees and applications (foreign, non-relative, adulterous, different, wonderful)
KJV usage: alien, foreigner, outlandish, strange(-r, woman).
Pronounce: nok-ree'
Origin: from 5235 (second form)
which flattereth
chalaq (Hebrew #2505)
to be smooth (figuratively); by implication (as smooth stones were used for lots) to apportion or separate
KJV usage: deal, distribute, divide, flatter, give, (have, im-)part(-ner), take away a portion, receive, separate self, (be) smooth(-er).
Pronounce: khaw-lak'
Origin: a primitive root
with her words
'emer (Hebrew #561)
something said
KJV usage: answer, X appointed unto him, saying, speech, word.
Pronounce: ay'-mer
Origin: from 559

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Ministry on This Verse

Prov. 5:3‑20• 3For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:
4But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.
5Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.
6Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.
7Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth.
8Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house:
9Lest thou give thine honor unto others, and thy years unto the cruel:
10Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labors be in the house of a stranger;
11And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed,
12And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;
13And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!
14I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly.
15Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.
16Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets.
17Let them be only thine own, and not strangers' with thee.
18Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.
19Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.
20And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?
(Prov. 5:3‑20)
Prov. 6:24• 24To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman. (Prov. 6:24)
Prov. 7:5‑23• 5That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.
6For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,
7And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,
8Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,
9In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:
10And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtile of heart.
11(She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:
12Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)
13So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him,
14I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows.
15Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.
16I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.
17I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
18Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.
19For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey:
20He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed.
21With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.
22He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;
23Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.
(Prov. 7:5‑23)
Prov. 22:14• 14The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the Lord shall fall therein. (Prov. 22:14)
Prov. 23:27• 27For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit. (Prov. 23:27)
Gen. 39:3‑12• 3And his master saw that the Lord was with him, and that the Lord made all that he did to prosper in his hand.
4And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.
5And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the Lord was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.
6And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly person, and well favored.
7And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.
8But he refused, and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand;
9There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?
10And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her.
11And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there within.
12And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.
(Gen. 39:3‑12)
Neh. 13:26‑27• 26Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? yet among many nations was there no king like him, who was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel: nevertheless even him did outlandish women cause to sin.
27Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange wives?
(Neh. 13:26‑27)
Eccl. 7:26• 26And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her. (Eccl. 7:26)
 She is the ensnaring enemy of morality and virtue, who today, as in Solomon’s time, pursues her nefarious traffic in the bodies and souls of the young and unwary. Forsaking the guide of her youth, forgetting the covenant of her God, she gives herself up to impure pleasures and soul-destroying lusts. (Proverbs Two by H.A. Ironside)
 But having considered all this, is there not another meaning also to be taken from these many warnings concerning the strange woman? In a secondary sense it seems evident that as in the evil man we have set forth independency of God-rationalism run riot; so in the strange woman we see false religion as eventually to be headed up in Babylon the Great, the mother of harlots and abominations that be upon the face of the earth. How devious are her ways! How subtle and deceptive her solicitations! (Proverbs Two by H.A. Ironside)

J. N. Darby Translation

To deliver thee from the strange woman, from the stranger who flattereth with her words;