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Proverbs 23:28 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Yea, she lieth in wait as a robber, And increaseth the treacherous among men.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— She also lieth in wait as [for] a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Surely she lurks as a robber, And increases the faithless among men.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— She also lieth in wait as [for] a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— She also lieth in wait as a robber, and increaseth the treacherous among men.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Yea, she, as for prey, lieth in wait, and, the treacherous among mankind, she causeth to abound.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— She also, as catching prey, lieth in wait, And the treacherous among men she increaseth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— She lieth in wait in the way as a robber, and him whom she shall see unwary, she will kill.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— She also lyeth in wait as [for] a pray, and increaseth the transgressours among men.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For such a one shall perish suddenly; and every transgressor shall be cut off.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— She also lieth in wait as [for] a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
She x1931
(1931) Complement
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
also x637
(0637) Complement
A primitive particle; meaning accession (used as an adverb or conjugation); also or yea; adversatively though.
lieth in wait 693
{0693} Prime
A primitive root; to lurk.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
as [for] a prey, 2863
{2863} Prime
From H2862; properly rapine; figuratively robbery.
and increaseth 3254
{3254} Prime
A primitive root; to add or augment (often adverbially to continue to do a thing).
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
the transgressors 898
{0898} Prime
A primitive root; to cover (with a garment); figuratively to act covertly; by implication to pillage.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
among men. 120
{0120} Prime
From H0119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 23:26-35.

Proverbs 23:27-28

_ _ deep ditch — a narrow pit, out of which it is hard to climb.

_ _ lieth in wait — to ensnare men into the pit, as hunters entrap game (compare Proverbs 22:14).

Proverbs 23:28

_ _ increaseth ... transgressors — (Proverbs 5:8-10). The vice alluded to is peculiarly hardening to the heart.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 23:19-28.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 23:28

She also lieth in wait as [for] a prey, (m) and increaseth the transgressors among men.

(m) She seduces many and causes them to offend God.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
as for a prey:
or, as a robber,
Proverbs 2:16-19 To deliver thee from the strange woman, [even] from the stranger [which] flattereth with her words; ... None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.
Proverbs 7:12 Now [is she] without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)
Proverbs 7:22-27 He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks; ... Her house [is] the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.
Proverbs 9:18 But he knoweth not that the dead [are] there; [and that] her guests [are] in the depths of hell.
Proverbs 22:14 The mouth of strange women [is] a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.
Judges 16:4-22 And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name [was] Delilah. ... Howbeit the hair of his head began to grow again after he was shaven.
Ecclesiastes 7:26 And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart [is] snares and nets, [and] her hands [as] bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her.
Jeremiah 3:2 Lift up thine eyes unto the high places, and see where thou hast not been lien with. In the ways hast thou sat for them, as the Arabian in the wilderness; and thou hast polluted the land with thy whoredoms and with thy wickedness.


Numbers 25:1 And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab.
Hosea 4:11 Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart.
1 Corinthians 10:8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
Revelation 17:1-2 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: ... With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
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Nu 25:1. Jg 16:4. Pv 2:16; 7:12, 22; 9:18; 22:14. Ec 7:26. Jr 3:2. Ho 4:11. 1Co 10:8. Rv 17:1.

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