Warning Against Adultery

20 My son, keep your father’s command and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
References for Proverbs 6:20
21 Bind them always on your heart; fasten them around your neck.
References for Proverbs 6:21
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,
References for Proverbs 6:23
24 keeping you from your neighbor’s wife, from the smooth talk of a wayward woman.
References for Proverbs 6:24
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.
References for Proverbs 6:26
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.
References for Proverbs 6:29
30 People do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger when he is starving.
31 Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold, though it costs him all the wealth of his house.
References for Proverbs 6:31
32 But a man who commits adultery has no sense; whoever does so destroys himself.
References for Proverbs 6:32
33 Blows and disgrace are his lot, and his shame will never be wiped away.
References for Proverbs 6:33
34 For jealousy arouses a husband’s fury, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.
References for Proverbs 6:34
35 He will not accept any compensation; he will refuse a bribe, however great it is.
References for Proverbs 6:35