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

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 23

  • 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,
  • Gayla Taylor
    In reading Proverbs 23, I didn't quit understand it at first I keep on reading until I understood It. I've been fasing and praying for my only son. The world says 15 years for two burgarly charges , but yet has no evdience at the scene of the crime or no evdience no one placing him at the crime. The lord lead me to this scritpure God has let me known the scarfice I have made ,will be blessed.
  • Cindy
    Buy the truth, and sell it not; be willing to part with any thing for it. Do not part with it for pleasures, honours, riches, or any thing in this world. The heart is what the great God requires. We must not think to divide the heart between God and the world; he will have all or none. Look to the rule of God's word, the conduct of his providence, and the good examples of his people.

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