20 1My son, observe the commandment of your father And do not forsake the teaching of your mother;
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21 2Bind them continually on your heart; Tie them around your neck.
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22 When you 3walk about, they will guide you; When you sleep, they will watch over you; And when you awake, they will talk to you.
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      23 For 4the commandment is a lamp and the teaching is light; And reproofs for discipline are the way of life
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      24 To 5keep you from the evil woman, From the smooth tongue of the adulteress.
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      25 6Do not desire her beauty in your heart, Nor let her capture you with her 7eyelids.
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      26 For 8on account of a harlot one is reduced to a loaf of bread, And an adulteress * 9hunts for the precious life.
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      27 Can a man take fire in his bosom And his clothes not be burned?
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        • r 6:27 - Lit "snatch up"
          28 Or can a man walk on hot coals And his feet not be scorched?
          29 So is the one who 10goes in to his neighbor's wife; Whoever touches her 11will not go unpunished.
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          30 Men do not despise a thief if he steals To 12satisfy himself when he is hungry;
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            • t 6:30 - Lit "They do not;" or "Do not men...?"
            • u 6:30 - Lit "his soul"
              31 But when he is found, he must 13repay sevenfold; He must give all the substance of his house.
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              32 The one who commits adultery with a woman is 14lacking sense; He who would 15destroy himself does it.
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              33 Wounds and disgrace he will find, And his reproach will not be blotted out.
              34 For 16jealousy enrages a man, And he will not spare in the 17day of vengeance.
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              35 He will not accept * any ransom, Nor will he be satisfied though you give many gifts.
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                • z 6:35 - Lit "lift up the face of any"
                • { 6:35 - Lit "willing"
                • | 6:35 - Or "bribes"