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Proverbs 6:20-35

NRS 20 My child, keep your father's commandment, and do not forsake your mother's teaching. NIV 20 My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching. NRS 21 Bind them upon your heart always; tie them around your neck. NIV 21 Bind them upon your heart forever; fasten them around your neck. NRS 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. NIV 22 When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you. NRS 23 For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life, NIV 23 For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life, NRS 24 to preserve you from the wife of another, from the smooth tongue of the adulteress. NIV 24 keeping you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of the wayward wife. NRS 25 Do not desire her beauty in your heart, and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes; NIV 25 Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes, NRS 26 for a prostitute's fee is only a loaf of bread, but the wife of another stalks a man's very life. NIV 26 for the prostitute reduces you to a loaf of bread, and the adulteress preys upon your very life. NRS 27 Can fire be carried in the bosom without burning one's clothes? NIV 27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned? NRS 28 Or can one walk on hot coals without scorching the feet? NIV 28 Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched? NRS 29 So is he who sleeps with his neighbor's wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished. NIV 29 So is he who sleeps with another man's wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished. NRS 30 Thieves are not despised who steal only to satisfy their appetite when they are hungry. NIV 30 Men do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger when he is starving. NRS 31 Yet if they are caught, they will pay sevenfold; they will forfeit all the goods of their house. NIV 31 Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold, though it costs him all the wealth of his house. NRS 32 But he who commits adultery has no sense; he who does it destroys himself. NIV 32 But a man who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroys himself. NRS 33 He will get wounds and dishonor, and his disgrace will not be wiped away. NIV 33 Blows and disgrace are his lot, and his shame will never be wiped away; NRS 34 For jealousy arouses a husband's fury, and he shows no restraint when he takes revenge. NIV 34 for jealousy arouses a husband's fury, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge. NRS 35 He will accept no compensation, and refuses a bribe no matter how great. NIV 35 He will not accept any compensation; he will refuse the bribe, however great it is.