Proverbs 6:29

29 So is he who goes in to his neighbor's wife; none who touches her 1will go unpunished.

Proverbs 6:29 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 6:29

So he that goeth into his neighbour's wife
To converse with her, or lie with her, as the Targum; for it means not barely going into her house or chamber, or into her company, though without any ill design at first, which yet may be dangerous; but committing adultery with her, as this phrase is often used, ( Genesis 19:31 ) ( Genesis 29:21 Genesis 29:23 Genesis 29:30 ) ; whosoever toucheth her;
by impure dalliances, and especially by carnal copulation with her, in which sense it is used, (See Gill on 1 Corinthians 7:1); shall not be innocent;
or free F18 from disgrace and infamy, from loss of substance or health; from punishment in this life, either by the jealous husband or civil magistrate; and in the world to come by the Lord himself; for "whoremongers and adulterers God will judge", ( Hebrews 13:4 ) .


F18 (xqny al) "non insons, vel immunis", Schultens; so Gejerus.

Proverbs 6:29 In-Context

27 Can a man carry fire next to his chest and his clothes not be burned?
28 Or can one walk on hot coals and his feet not be scorched?
29 So is he who goes in to his neighbor's wife; none who touches her will go unpunished.
30 People do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his appetite when he is hungry,
31 but if he is caught, he will pay sevenfold; he will give all the goods of his house.

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