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Proverbs 6:23-35


23 For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light,
   and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life,
24 to preserve you from the wife of another,*
   from the smooth tongue of the adulteress.
25 Do not desire her beauty in your heart,
   and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes;
26 for a prostitute’s fee is only a loaf of bread,*
   but the wife of another stalks a man’s very life.
27 Can fire be carried in the bosom
   without burning one’s clothes?
28 Or can one walk on hot coals
   without scorching the feet?
29 So is he who sleeps with his neighbour’s wife;
   no one who touches her will go unpunished.
30 Thieves are not despised who steal only
   to satisfy their appetite when they are hungry.
31 Yet if they are caught, they will pay sevenfold;
   they will forfeit all the goods of their house.
32 But he who commits adultery has no sense;
   he who does it destroys himself.
33 He will get wounds and dishonour,
   and his disgrace will not be wiped away.
34 For jealousy arouses a husband’s fury,
   and he shows no restraint when he takes revenge.
35 He will accept no compensation,
   and refuses a bribe no matter how great.

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