Thursday, July 14, 2011

Warning Against Adultery

Proverbs 6:20-37

New Century Version (NCV)

  My son, keep your father's commands,
       and don't forget your mother's teaching.

  Keep their words in mind forever
       as though you had them tied around your neck.

  They will guide you when you walk.
       They will guard you when you sleep.
       They will speak to you when you are awake.

  These commands are like a lamp;
       this teaching is like a light.
    And the correction that comes from them
       will help you have life.

  They will keep you from sinful women
       and from the pleasing words of another man's unfaithful wife.

 Don't desire her because she is beautiful.
       Don't let her capture you by the way she looks at you.

  A prostitute will treat you like a loaf of bread,
       and a woman who takes part in adultery may cost you your life.

 You cannot carry hot coals against your chest
       without burning your clothes,
  and you cannot walk on hot coals
       without burning your feet.

 The same is true if you have sexual relations with another man's wife.
       Anyone who does so will be punished.
 People don't hate a thief
       when he steals because he is hungry.

  But if he is caught, he must pay back seven times what he stole,
       and it may cost him everything he owns.

  A man who takes part in adultery has no sense;
       he will destroy himself.

 He will be beaten up and disgraced,
       and his shame will never go away.

  Jealousy makes a husband very angry,
       and he will have no pity when he gets revenge.

  He will accept no payment for the wrong;
       he will take no amount of money.

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