20 My son, keep the commandments of thy father; and forsake [thou] not the law of thy mother. (My son, obey thy father's commands; and do not thou abandon thy mother's instructions.)
21 Bind thou those continually in thine heart; and encompass to thy throat. (Bind thou them continually to thy heart; and tie them about thy neck.)
22 When thou goest, go they with thee; when thou sleepest, keep they thee (safe); and thou waking, speak with them.
23 For the commandment of God is a lantern, and the law is light, and the blaming of teaching is the way of life; (For the commandment of God is a lantern, and the Law is a light, and the rebukes of discipline pointeth to the way of life;)
24 (so) that they keep thee from an evil woman, and from a flattering tongue of a strange woman.
25 Thine heart covet not the fairness of her; neither be thou taken (in) by the beckonings of her. (Do not let thy heart desire her beauty; nor be thou taken in by her beckonings.)
26 For the price of a whore is scarcely a gobbet of bread; but (such) a woman taketh (away) the precious soul of a man.
27 Whether a man may hide fire in his bosom, that his clothes burn not; (Can a man hide fire in his bosom, and his clothes not burn?)
28 either go on coals, and his feet be not burnt? (or go upon coals, and his feet not be burned?)
29 So he that entereth to the wife of his neighbour; (he) shall not be clean, when he hath touched her.
30 It is no great sin, when a man stealeth; for he stealeth to fill an hungry soul.
31 And he taken shall yield the seventhfold (And if he is caught, he shall give back sevenfold); and he shall give all the chattel of his house, and (so he) shall deliver himself.
32 But he that is an adulterer, shall lose his soul, for the poverty of heart, that is, (for the) wanting of reason.
33 He gathereth filth, and scandal to himself; and his shame shall not be done away.
34 For the fervent love and strong vengeance of the man shall not spare in the day of vengeance, (For the husband's fervent love, and desire for revenge, shall not spare him on the day of vengeance,)
35 neither shall (the husband) assent to the prayers of any; neither he shall take many gifts for ransom (nor shall he take any number of gifts for recompense).