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Proverbs 6:23-35 World English Bible (WEB)

23 For the commandment is a lamp,
    and the law is light.
    Reproofs of instruction are the way of life,
24 to keep you from the immoral woman,
    from the flattery of the wayward wife’s tongue.
25 Don’t lust after her beauty in your heart,
    neither let her captivate you with her eyelids.
26 For a prostitute reduces you to a piece of bread.
    The adulteress hunts for your precious life.
27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap,
    and his clothes not be burned?
28 Or can one walk on hot coals,
    and his feet not be scorched?
29 So is he who goes in to his neighbor’s wife.
    Whoever touches her will not be unpunished.
30 Men don’t despise a thief,
    if he steals to satisfy himself when he is hungry:
31 but if he is found, he shall restore seven times.
    He shall give all the wealth of his house.
32 He who commits adultery with a woman is void of understanding.
    He who does it destroys his own soul.
33 He will get wounds and dishonor.
    His reproach will not be wiped away.
34 For jealousy arouses the fury of the husband.
    He won’t spare in the day of vengeance.
35 He won’t regard any ransom,
    neither will he rest content, though you give many gifts.

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Proverbs 6:23-35 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

23 For the commandment is a lamp and the [a]teaching is light;
And reproofs for discipline are the way of life
24 To keep you from the evil woman,
From the smooth tongue of the [b]adulteress.
25 Do not desire her beauty in your heart,
Nor let her capture you with her eyelids.
26 For on account of a harlot one is reduced to a loaf of bread,
And [c]an adulteress hunts for the precious life.
27 Can a man [d]take fire in his bosom
And his clothes not be burned?
28 Or can a man walk on hot coals
And his feet not be scorched?
29 So is the one who goes in to his neighbor’s wife;
Whoever touches her will not [e]go unpunished.
30 [f]Men do not despise a thief if he steals
To satisfy [g]himself when he is hungry;
31 But when he is found, he must repay sevenfold;
He must give all the [h]substance of his house.
32 The one who commits adultery with a woman is lacking [i]sense;
He who would destroy [j]himself does it.
33 Wounds and disgrace he will find,
And his reproach will not be blotted out.
34 For jealousy [k]enrages a man,
And he will not spare in the day of vengeance.
35 He will not [l]accept any ransom,
Nor will he be [m]satisfied though you give many [n]gifts.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 6:23 Or law
  2. Proverbs 6:24 Lit foreign woman
  3. Proverbs 6:26 Lit a man’s wife
  4. Proverbs 6:27 Lit snatch up
  5. Proverbs 6:29 Lit be innocent
  6. Proverbs 6:30 Lit They do not; or Do not men...?
  7. Proverbs 6:30 Lit his soul
  8. Proverbs 6:31 Or wealth
  9. Proverbs 6:32 Lit heart
  10. Proverbs 6:32 Lit his soul
  11. Proverbs 6:34 Lit is the rage of
  12. Proverbs 6:35 Lit lift up the face of any
  13. Proverbs 6:35 Lit willing
  14. Proverbs 6:35 Or bribes
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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