5 That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.

Other Translations of Proverbs 7:5

New International Version

5 They will keep you from the adulterous woman, from the wayward woman with her seductive words.

English Standard Version

5 to keep you from the forbiddenHebrew strange woman, from the adulteressHebrew the foreign woman with her smooth words.

The Message

5 They'll be with you to fend off the Temptress - that smooth-talking, honey-tongued Seductress.

New King James Version

5 That they may keep you from the immoral woman, From the seductress who flatters with her words.

New Living Translation

5 Let them protect you from an affair with an immoral woman, from listening to the flattery of a promiscuous woman.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 7:5

Commentary on Proverbs 7:1-5

(Read Proverbs 7:1-5)

We must lay up God's commandments safely. Not only, Keep them, and you shall live; but, Keep them as those that cannot live without them. Those that blame strict and careful walking as needless and too precise, consider not that the law is to be kept as the apple of the eye; indeed the law in the heart is the eye of the soul. Let the word of God dwell in us, and so be written where it will be always at hand to be read. Thus we shall be kept from the fatal effects of our own passions, and the snares of Satan. Let God's word confirm our dread of sin, and resolutions against it.