For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell. Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.
Proverbs 6:26Compare with Luke 15:13, 30. The prodigal son could have saved himself some agony if he would have just read and heeded the book of Proverbs.
For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.
With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him. He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks; Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life. Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth. Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths. For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her. Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.
He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.
Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.
He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.
There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.
He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.
The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul.
The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.
Total Verses: 23
Total Passages: 14