Proverbs 6:20-29

Warning Against Adultery

My son, keep your father’s command
    and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
Bind them always on your heart;
    fasten them around your neck.
When you walk, they will guide you;
    when you sleep, they will watch over you;
    when you awake, they will speak to you.
For this command is a lamp,
    this teaching is a light,
and correction and instruction
    are the way to life,
keeping you from your neighbor’s wife,
    from the smooth talk of a wayward woman.

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

For a prostitute can be had for a loaf of bread,
    but another man’s wife preys on your very life.
Can a man scoop fire into his lap
    without his clothes being burned?
Can a man walk on hot coals
    without his feet being scorched?
So is he who sleeps with another man’s wife;
    no one who touches her will go unpunished.

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