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Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.
– Proverbs 5:6
She is also unknowable in her true heart. She is a flatterer and deceiver. She is adaptable to suit her ends but a man can never really know her ends. What she really thinks or feels is concealed. The contrast with marriage comes later in this chapter, but here we see an inescapable reality with the strange woman. She may provide a moment of physical pleasure but she can never provide the deep, intimate connection and emotional satisfaction a man has with his own wife. That relationship develops and deepens over time between a husband and wife who love each other. The strange woman only brings ruin and misery and everlasting destruction to those who cannot keep from her way.