24 (A)To keep you from the evil woman,
From the flattering tongue of a seductress.
25 (B)Do not lust after her beauty in your heart,
Nor let her allure you with her eyelids.
26 For (C)by means of a harlot
A man is reduced to a crust of bread;
(D)And [a]an adulteress will (E)prey upon his precious life.

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  1. Proverbs 6:26 Wife of another, lit. a man’s wife

24 To (A)keep you from the evil woman,
From the smooth tongue of the foreign woman.
25 (B)Do not desire her beauty in your heart,
Nor let her capture you with her (C)eyelids.
26 For (D)the price of a prostitute reduces one to a loaf of bread,
And [a]an adulteress (E)hunts for a precious life.

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  1. Proverbs 6:26 Lit a man’s wife

24 
To keep you from the evil woman,
From [the flattery of] the smooth tongue of an immoral woman.
25 
Do not desire (lust after) her beauty in your heart,
Nor let her capture you with her eyelashes.
26 
For on account of a prostitute one is reduced to a piece of bread [to be eaten up],
And the immoral woman hunts [with a hook] the precious life [of a man].

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24 keeping you from your neighbor’s wife,
    from the smooth talk of a wayward woman.(A)

25 Do not lust in your heart after her beauty
    or let her captivate you with her eyes.

26 For a prostitute can be had for a loaf of bread,
    but another man’s wife preys on your very life.(B)

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24 To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.

25 Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.

26 For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adultress will hunt for the precious life.

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