Proverbs 6:25

25 Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes.

Proverbs 6:25 in Other Translations

KJV
25 Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.
ESV
25 Do not desire her beauty in your heart, and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes;
NLT
25 Don’t lust for her beauty. Don’t let her coy glances seduce you.
MSG
25 Don't lustfully fantasize on her beauty, nor be taken in by her bedroom eyes.
CSB
25 Don't lust in your heart for her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyelashes.

Proverbs 6:25 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 6:25

Lust not after her beauty in thine heart
Do not look upon it with the eye, nor dwell upon it in the thought; the one will lead on to and kindle last in the heart, and the other will cherish it and blow it up into a flame; and lust thus conceived and nourished in the heart is no other than committing adultery, ( Matthew 5:28 ) ; neither let her take thee with her eyelids;
let her not take thee from instruction with them, so Aben Ezra, from attending to that; or let her not take thy wisdom from thee, so Jarchi; or rather let her not take thee as in a net, with the sparkling of her eyes, with the wanton and amorous glances of them; so the Syriac version, "let her not captivate thee" which applied to the antichristian church, may signify the outward pomp and grandeur of it, its pretensions to antiquity, to the apostolic see, to infallibility, miracles, great devotion which are taking to men, and are the Circean cup with which she bewitches and allures, ( Revelation 17:4 ) . The Targum is,

``let her not seduce thee,'' &c.

Proverbs 6:25 In-Context

23 For this command is a lamp, this teaching is a light, and correction and instruction are the way to life,
24 keeping you from your neighbor’s wife, from the smooth talk of a wayward woman.
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.
27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned?