Proverbs 6:20-30 NIV

Warning Against Adultery

20 My son, keep your father’s command and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.

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21 Bind them always on your heart; fasten them around your neck.

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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 this command is a lamp, this teaching is a light, and correction and instruction are the way to life,

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24 keeping you from your neighbor’s wife, from the smooth talk of a wayward woman.

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25 Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes.
26 For a prostitute can be had for a loaf of bread, but another man’s wife preys on your very life.

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27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned?
28 Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched?
29 So is he who sleeps with another man’s wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished.

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30 People do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger when he is starving.