to preserve you from the evil woman, from the smooth tongue of the adventuress.
Do not desire her beauty in your heart, and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes;
for a harlot may be hired for a loaf of bread, but an adulteress stalks a man's very life.
Can a man carry fire in his bosom and his clothes not be burned?
Or can one walk upon hot coals and his feet not be scorched?
So is he who goes in to his neighbor's wife; none who touches her will go unpunished.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)