My son,3 keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching.421
Bind them upon your heart forever; fasten them around your neck.522
When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you.
For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light,6 and the corrections of discipline are the way to life,724
keeping you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of the wayward wife.825
Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes,
for the prostitute reduces you to a loaf of bread, and the adulteress preys upon your very life.927
Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned?
Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched?
So is he who sleeps10 with another man's wife;11 no one who touches her will go unpunished.