lest you lose your honor to others
    and your dignity[a] to one who is cruel,

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  1. Proverbs 5:9 Or years

13 They sacrifice on the mountaintops
    and burn offerings on the hills,
under oak,(A) poplar and terebinth,
    where the shade is pleasant.(B)
Therefore your daughters turn to prostitution(C)
    and your daughters-in-law to adultery.(D)

14 “I will not punish your daughters
    when they turn to prostitution,
nor your daughters-in-law
    when they commit adultery,
because the men themselves consort with harlots(E)
    and sacrifice with shrine prostitutes(F)
    a people without understanding(G) will come to ruin!(H)

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26 Was it not because of marriages like these that Solomon king of Israel sinned? Among the many nations there was no king like him.(A) He was loved by his God,(B) and God made him king over all Israel, but even he was led into sin by foreign women.(C)

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19 After putting him to sleep on her lap, she called for someone to shave off the seven braids of his hair, and so began to subdue him.[a] And his strength left him.(A)

20 Then she called, “Samson, the Philistines are upon you!”(B)

He awoke from his sleep and thought, “I’ll go out as before and shake myself free.” But he did not know that the Lord had left him.(C)

21 Then the Philistines(D) seized him, gouged out his eyes(E) and took him down to Gaza.(F) Binding him with bronze shackles, they set him to grinding grain(G) in the prison.

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  1. Judges 16:19 Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts and he began to weaken

23 Then Judah said, “Let her keep what she has,(A) or we will become a laughingstock.(B) After all, I did send her this young goat, but you didn’t find her.”

24 About three months later Judah was told, “Your daughter-in-law Tamar is guilty of prostitution, and as a result she is now pregnant.”

Judah said, “Bring her out and have her burned to death!”(C)

25 As she was being brought out, she sent a message to her father-in-law. “I am pregnant by the man who owns these,” she said. And she added, “See if you recognize whose seal and cord and staff these are.”(D)

26 Judah recognized them and said, “She is more righteous than I,(E) since I wouldn’t give her to my son Shelah.(F)” And he did not sleep with her again.

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29 So is he who sleeps(A) with another man’s wife;(B)
    no one who touches her will go unpunished.

30 People do not despise a thief if he steals
    to satisfy his hunger when he is starving.
31 Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold,(C)
    though it costs him all the wealth of his house.
32 But a man who commits adultery(D) has no sense;(E)
    whoever does so destroys himself.
33 Blows and disgrace are his lot,
    and his shame will never(F) be wiped away.

34 For jealousy(G) arouses a husband’s fury,(H)
    and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.
35 He will not accept any compensation;
    he will refuse a bribe, however great it is.(I)

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