Proverbs 6:29

29 So is he who sleeps with another man’s wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished.

Proverbs 6:29 in Other Translations

KJV
29 So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.
ESV
29 So is he who goes in to his neighbor's wife; none who touches her will go unpunished.
NLT
29 So it is with the man who sleeps with another man’s wife. He who embraces her will not go unpunished.
MSG
29 It's the same when you have sex with your neighbor's wife: Touch her and you'll pay for it. No excuses.
CSB
29 So it is with the one who sleeps with another man's wife; no one who touches her will 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 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

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

Proverbs 6:29 In-Context

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.
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.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Exodus 20:14
  • 2. Proverbs 2:16-19; S Proverbs 5:8