Proverbs 6:20-35 CSB

Warning against Adultery

20 My son, keep your father's command, and don't reject your mother's teaching.a

References for Proverbs 6:20

    • u 6:20 - Pr 1:8; 31:1
      21 Always bind them to your heart; tie them around your neck.b

      References for Proverbs 6:21

        • v 6:21 - Pr 1:9; 3:3; 7:3
          22 When you walk here and there, they will guide you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; when you wake up, they will talk to you.
          23 For a commandment is a lamp, teaching is a light,c and corrective instructions are the way to life.d

          References for Proverbs 6:23

            • w 6:23 - Ps 119:105
            • x 6:23 - Pr 3:1-2; 4:4; 7:2; 19:16
              24 They will protect you from an evil woman,e from the flatteringf tongue of a stranger.g

              References for Proverbs 6:24

                • y 6:24 - LXX reads from a married woman
                • z 6:24 - Lit smooth
                • { 6:24 - Pr 7:5
                  25 Don't lust in your heart for her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyelashes.
                  26 For a prostitute's fee is only a loaf of bread,h but an adulteressi goes after [your] very life.j

                  References for Proverbs 6:26

                    • | 6:26 - Or On account of a prostitute, [one is left with] only a loaf of bread
                    • } 6:26 - Lit but a wife of a man
                    • ~ 6:26 - Pr 2:18-19; 7:21-23,27; 23:27-28
                      27 Can a man embrace firek and his clothes not be burned?

                      References for Proverbs 6:27

                        •  6:27 - Lit man take fire to his bosom
                          28 Can a man walk on coals without scorching his feet?
                          29 So it is with the one who sleeps with another man's wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished.
                          30 People don't despise the thief if he steals to satisfy himself when he is hungry.
                          31 Still, if caught, he must pay seven times as much; he must give up all the wealth in his house.l

                          References for Proverbs 6:31

                              32 The one who commits adulterym lacks sense; whoever does so destroys himself.

                              References for Proverbs 6:32

                                •  6:32 - Lit commits adultery with a woman
                                  33 He will get a beatingn and dishonor, and his disgrace will never be removed.

                                  References for Proverbs 6:33

                                    • ‚ 6:33 - Or plague
                                      34 For jealousy enrages a husband, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.o

                                      References for Proverbs 6:34

                                          35 He will not be appeased by anything or be persuaded by lavish gifts.