Having the Good Life Now: Avoiding Sexual Sins

One of the difficult problems that we must face is the temptation of sexual sins. The Proverbs are filled with instructions about why one should avoid sexual sins and what one can do to avoid falling into the trap. As we read the proverbs concerning sexual sins, many translations speak of the woman as the “adulteress” or the “adulteress woman.” I don’t want that translation to cause you to think that we are only talking about adultery because the Hebrew word simply means “strange.” The KJV and ASV in fact translate this person as “strange woman.” This translation, of course, has its own difficulties because the word “strange” does not indicate how she is strange.

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