and to deliver you from the strange woman,
from the foreign woman who is flattering with her words, Bible see other translations

“flattering.” The Hebrew is literally, “making smooth,” which refers to smooth talk or flattery. Evil people are very good at flattery, lying, and smooth talk, which is why Christ taught us to look at a person’s “fruit” (Matt. 7:16-20). Words can be very deceptive, but what a person does and the fruit of their lives reveals who they really are.

Commentary for: Proverbs 2:16