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

  • 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.
  • Ukeme sampson for verse 18
    nothing can hinder God children from achieve their gold in life
  • Armstrong Kumatsia for verse 18
    whatever you are going through there is and end you will be rewarded for it.
  • Mumba zulu for verse 7
    the thoughts he thinks in his heart speaks of him of how he is
  • Karen
    Im going through serious medical issues and proverbs 23 6 7 is exactly what I needed to clarify things.

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