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Proverbs 6:26 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

26 For a prostitute’s fee is only a loaf of bread,[a]
but an adulteress[b] goes after a precious life.


  1. Proverbs 6:26 Or On account of a prostitute, [one is left with] only a loaf of bread
  2. Proverbs 6:26 Lit but a wife of a man

Proverbs 7:12 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

12 Now in the street, now in the squares,
she lurks at every corner.

Proverbs 7:22-23 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

22 He follows her impulsively
like an ox going to the slaughter,
like a deer bounding toward a trap[a]
23 until an arrow pierces its[b] liver,
like a bird darting into a snare
he doesn’t know it will cost him his life.


  1. Proverbs 7:22 Text emended; MT reads like a shackle to the discipline of a fool; Hb obscure
  2. Proverbs 7:23 Or his

Ecclesiastes 7:26 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

26 And I find more bitter than death the woman who is a trap, her heart a net, and her hands chains. The one who pleases God will escape her, but the sinner will be captured by her.

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