“A prostitute is a deep pit.
An adulteress is a narrow well.
She lies in wait like a robber.
She increases the number of the faithless.”
Once again there is a warning about prostitutes and adulteress women who are trying to lure young men. They are like a deep pit or a narrow well. They will rob you since they lay in wait for you. These evil women are the cause of the increase in the number of the faithless. It is never the fault of the men, only the women. There are no admonitions to young women about males attempting to rape them. Perhaps they were more protected in this society.
“The mouth of a loose woman is a deep pit.
Whomever Yahweh is angry with
Will fall into it.
Folly is bound up in the heart of a child.
But the rod of discipline drives it far away.
Oppressing the poor in order to enrich oneself,
Will only lead to a loss.
Giving to the rich,
Will only lead to a loss.”
The mouth of a loose woman is like a deep pit. If Yahweh is angry with anyone, they will fall into that pit. In order to get foolishness out of child, it is better to discipline them with the rod to drive out that foolishness. If you oppress the poor to get rich, this will only lead to your own poverty. If you give to rich, you also will end up poor.