Proverbs 23:27

“For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For an whore is a deepe ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For a harlot is a deep pit And an adulterous woman is a narrow well.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For a harlot is a deep ditch; And a foreign woman is a narrow pit.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For a loose woman is a deep hollow, and a strange woman is a narrow water-hole.
- Basic English Bible

For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit.
- Darby Bible

For a lewd woman is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit.
- Webster's Bible

For a prostitute is a deep pit; and a wayward wife is a narrow well.
- World English Bible

For a harlot [is] a deep ditch, And a strange woman [is] a strait pit.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For a harlot is a deep ditch; and an alien woman is a narrow pit.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 23

  • Felicia
    It saddens me to hear this. Sometimes we get so lost in our own little world that we don't think about people who are suffering this way.
    Although, I am not a preacher, I will be teaching others, during my spiritual walk, about this.
    It is serious and you're right, it is one of the seven sins.
  • Charlie
    I too have sin of gluttony. Andrea I hear you loud and clear. I always have to remember physically that my stomach is only as big as my fist. And that is what I try to remember when I eat anything. As long as we have enough food to fill that you can control eating and most of all talk with the Lord before during and after. Remember Your body belongs to the Lord. :) Not the devil.
  • Kenneth
    first try to accept we are human and not perfect. So when fears creep in call on God. Be as patient as you can and let God handle the situation in his time and not yours.
  • Lindy
    For Andrea: I will keep you in prayer. Believe and know that your life is changing now!

    God bless you!
  • ZIMHO
    PROVERBS IS A AWESAME EXPERIENCE TEACHING OF A HOLY LIFE . to have faith in mind and soul ,having a full assurerance of faight having our hearts sprinkled from evil conscience . blessed be tha name our father.
  • Andrea
    I was led here because of the sin of gluttony or overeating. It's a sin that I've been plagued with since childhood. It's a sin many Christians endure, yet many preachers aren't talking about this severe sin at their pulpits. I can attest that gluttony brings poverty. The spirit of poverty is upon my family, I'm constantly tired, and I dress in same clothes daily. Please pray for me,

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