28 and you cannot walk on hot coals without burning your feet. 29 The same is true if you have sexual relations with another man’s wife. Anyone who does so will be punished.
30 People don’t hate a thief when he steals because he is hungry. 31 But if he is caught, he must pay back seven times what he stole, and it may cost him everything he owns. 32 A man who takes part in adultery has no sense; he will destroy himself. 33 He will be beaten up and disgraced, and his shame will never go away. 34 Jealousy makes a husband very angry, and he will have no pity when he gets revenge. 35 He will accept no payment for the wrong; he will take no amount of money.
The Woman of Adultery
7 My son, remember what I say, and treasure my commands. 2 Obey my commands, and you will live. Guard my teachings as you would your own eyes. 3 Remind yourself of them; write them on your heart as if on a tablet. 4 Treat wisdom as a sister, and make understanding your closest friend. 5 Wisdom and understanding will keep you away from adultery, away from the unfaithful wife and her pleasing words.
6 Once while I was at the window of my house I looked out through the shutters 7 and saw some foolish, young men. I noticed one of them had no wisdom. 8 He was walking down the street near the corner on the road leading to her house. 9 It was the twilight of the evening; the darkness of the night was just beginning.
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