The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleProverbs 5:20
And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman,
&c.] Or "err with her" F25; after all those inconveniences and miseries
that follow upon a conversation with a harlot, and all those advantages
of a marriage state set before thee; why wilt thou be, so foolish and
mad as to have a fondness for an harlot and dote upon her, and neglect
entering into a marriage state, or forsake the wife of youth? and yet
though things are so clearly stated and aptly represented, and the
expostulation made in the most tender and affectionate manner; it is
suggested as if after all it would not be attended unto, but a harlot
be preferred to a wife of youth, a filthy beast to a loving hind, and
dirty puddles of water in a ditch to running streams from a well or
and embrace the bosom of a stranger?
that is not thy wife; a
description of unlawful love and impure embraces, which are dissuaded
F25 "Errares", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; "aberrares", Cocceius.