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Proverbs 6:20-35 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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20 My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not your mother's teaching. 20 My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
21 Bind them upon your heart always; tie them about your neck. 21 Bind them upon your heart forever; fasten 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. 22 When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you.
23 For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life, 23 For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life,
24 to preserve you from the evil woman, from the smooth tongue of the adventuress. 24 keeping you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of the wayward wife.
25 Do not desire her beauty in your heart, and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes; 25 Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes,
26 for a harlot may be hired for a loaf of bread, but an adulteress stalks a man's very life. 26 for the prostitute reduces you to a loaf of bread, and the adulteress preys upon your very life.
27 Can a man carry fire in his bosom and his clothes not be burned? 27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned?
28 Or can one walk upon hot coals and his feet not be scorched? 28 Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched?
29 So is he who goes in to his neighbor's wife; none who touches her will go unpunished. 29 So is he who sleeps with another man's wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished.
30 Do not men despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his appetite when he is hungry? 30 Men do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger when he is starving.
31 And if he is caught, he will pay sevenfold; he will give all the goods of his house. 31 Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold, though it costs him all the wealth of his house.
32 He who commits adultery has no sense; he who does it destroys himself. 32 But a man who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroys himself.
33 Wounds and dishonor will he get, and his disgrace will not be wiped away. 33 Blows and disgrace are his lot, and his shame will never be wiped away;
34 For jealousy makes a man furious, and he will not spare when he takes revenge. 34 for jealousy arouses a husband's fury, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.
35 He will accept no compensation, nor be appeased though you multiply gifts. 35 He will not accept any compensation; he will refuse the bribe, however great it is.