Podcast E10 - Proverbs 6:20-35

Oct 25, 2023

Proverbs 6:20–35

Warnings Against Adultery

[20] My son, keep your father’s commandment,

and forsake not your mother’s teaching.

[21] Bind them on your heart always;

tie them around your neck.

[22] When you walk, they will lead you;

when you lie down, they will watch over you;

and when you awake, they will talk with you.

[23] For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light,

and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life,

[24] to preserve you from the evil woman,

from the smooth tongue of the adulteress.

[25] Do not desire her beauty in your heart,

and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes;

[26] for the price of a prostitute is only a loaf of bread,

but a married woman hunts down a precious life.

[27] Can a man carry fire next to his chest

and his clothes not be burned?

[28] Or can one walk on hot coals

and his feet not be scorched?

[29] So is he who goes in to his neighbor’s wife;

none who touches her will go unpunished.

[30] People do not despise a thief if he steals

to satisfy his appetite when he is hungry,

[31] but if he is caught, he will pay sevenfold;

he will give all the goods of his house.

[32] He who commits adultery lacks sense;

he who does it destroys himself.

[33] He will get wounds and dishonor,

and his disgrace will not be wiped away.

[34] For jealousy makes a man furious,

and he will not spare when he takes revenge.

[35] He will accept no compensation;

he will refuse though you multiply gifts. (ESV)