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Proverbs 6:20-35 (Common English Bible w/ Apocrypha)

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Danger of adultery

20 My son, keep your father's command; don't abandon your mother's instruction. 21 Bind them on your heart for all time; fasten them around your neck. 22 When you walk around, they will lead you; when you lie down, they will protect you; when you awake, they will occupy your attention. 23 The commandment is a lamp and instruction a light; corrective teaching is the path of life. 24 They guard you from the evil woman, from the flattering tongue of the foreign woman. 25 Don't desire her beauty in secret; don't let her take you in with her eyelashes, 26 for a prostitute costs a loaf of bread,a but a married woman hunts for a man's very life. 27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap and his clothes not get burned? 28 If a man walks on hot coals, don't his feet get burned? 29 So is the man who approaches his neighbor's wife; anyone who touches her will be punished. 30 People don't despise a thief if he steals to fill his starving stomach. 31 But if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold; he must give all the riches of his house. 32 He who commits adultery is senseless. Doing so, he destroys himself. 33 He is wounded and disgraced. His shame will never be wiped away. 34 Jealousy makes a man rage; he'll show no mercy on his day of revenge. 35 He won't accept compensation; he'll refuse even a large bribe.
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