Bible: Prov 6:20-35

6:20 My child, guard the commands of your father

and do not forsake the instruction of your mother.

6:21 Bind them 1  on your heart continually;

fasten them around your neck.

6:22 When you walk about, 2  they 3  will guide you;

when you lie down, they will watch over you;

when you wake up, 4  they will talk 5  to you.

6:23 For the commandments 6  are like 7  a lamp, 8 

instruction is like a light,

and rebukes of discipline are like 9  the road leading to life, 10 

6:24 by keeping 11  you from the evil woman, 12 

from the smooth tongue of 13  the loose woman. 14 

6:25 Do not lust 15  in your heart for her beauty,

and do not let her captivate you with her alluring eyes; 16 

6:26 for on account 17  of a prostitute one is brought down to a loaf of bread,

but the wife of another man 18  preys on your precious life. 19 

6:27 Can a man hold 20  fire 21  against his chest 22 

without 23  burning his clothes?

6:28 Can 24  a man walk on hot coals

without scorching his feet?

6:29 So it is with 25  the one who has sex with 26  his neighbor’s wife;

no one 27  who touches 28  her will escape 29  punishment. 30 

6:30 People 31  do not despise a thief when he steals

to fulfill his need 32  when he is hungry.

6:31 Yet 33  if he is caught 34  he must repay 35  seven times over,

he might even have to give 36  all the wealth of his house.

6:32 A man who commits adultery with a woman lacks wisdom, 37 

whoever does it destroys his own life. 38 

6:33 He will be beaten and despised, 39 

and his reproach will not be wiped away; 40 

6:34 for jealousy kindles 41  a husband’s 42  rage,

and he will not show mercy 43  when he takes revenge.

6:35 He will not consider 44  any compensation; 45 

he will not be willing, even if you multiply the compensation. 46 

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