Proverbs 6:20-30 NIV

Warning Against Adultery

20 My son,1 keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching.2

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21 Bind them upon your heart forever; fasten them around your neck.3

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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 these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light,4 and the corrections of discipline are the way to life,5

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24 keeping you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of the wayward wife.6

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25 Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes,
26 for the prostitute reduces you to a loaf of bread, and the adulteress preys upon your very life.7

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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 sleeps8 with another man's wife;9 no one who touches her will go unpunished.

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