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  The DEFINED King James Bible: Definitions For Change

 The DEFINED King James Bible Removed the Bible Warning About the Strange Woman

The DEFINED King James Bible removed the warning about the strange woman by providing a definition for "strange" that defies the obvious meaning of the word in context.

Solomon, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, warned the reader many times to beware of the strange woman:

To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words; Proverbs 2:16

For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: Proverbs 5:3

And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger? Proverbs 5:20

To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman. Proverbs 6:24

That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words. Proverbs 7:5

Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman. Proverbs 20:16

For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit. Proverbs 23:27

Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman. Proverbs 27:13

 

How D. A. Waite Jr. Directs the Reader Away From God's Warning

D. A. Waite, Jr., author of The DEFINED King James Bible, would have you believe that "strange" in the biblical context of "strange woman," means simply a foreign or alien woman! 

The meaning of "strange" in the context of the verses listed above is not merely "foreign or alien":

  • Is a foreign or alien woman necessarily dangerous?

  • Is a foreign or alien woman necessarily a whore?

  • Is a foreign or alien woman necessarily bent on ravishing a young man?

  • Is a foreign or alien woman necessarily a flatterer with her words?

The answer to all these questions is No.

 

The DEFINED King James Bible's definition for strange is WRONG in this context. Not only is it wrong, the very presence of this false definition for "strange" causes the reader to miss God's warning to watch out for the "subtil at heart" strange woman.

 

What Does "Strange" in the context of "Strange Woman" Mean?

What does "strange" mean in the context of Solomon's warning against the "strange woman" in Proverbs? Any reader who knows basic English should be able to gather from the context that a strange woman is

"the stranger which flattereth with words," "a woman with the attire of an harlot and subtil at heart"

The warning against the strange woman is obvious in the Proverbs -- as long as you don't read Mr. Waite, Jr.'s footnotes that steer you in another direction.

The context is king; we know that a strange woman is morally corrupt, but just as a second voice on the matter, let us see what the Strong's Concordance [1] says. Strong's Concordance lists several usages of strange. Strong's numbers 2114 and 5237 indicates that "strange woman," in addition to foreign woman, is used to refer to a prostitute or harlot.

(Prov. 2:16) strange woman, prostitute, harlot

(Prov. 5:3) strange woman, prostitute, harlot

(Prov. 5:20) strange woman, prostitute, harlot

(Prov. 7:5) Prov. 20:16) foreign woman, harlot

(Prov. 20:16) foreign woman, harlot

(Prov. 23:27) foreign woman, harlot

(Prov. 27:13) foreign woman, harlot

God gives us warnings in his word to keep us from falling. (Jude 1:24) Yes, he is able to keep us from falling but we must cooperate with him by heeding his word.  Don't let anyone steal God's words from you in the guise of "defining" the King James Bible.

Notes:

[1] Warning: James Strong's Concordance is a helpful tool that shows the biblical usage of a particular Greek or Hebrew word. (It is not a dictionary.) Never hold this or any other study tool as an authority above the words in the King James Bible.

 

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