Proverbs 6:26
Parallel Verses
New International Version
For a prostitute can be had for a loaf of bread, but another man's wife preys on your very life.

New Living Translation
For a prostitute will bring you to poverty, but sleeping with another man's wife will cost you your life.

English Standard Version
for the price of a prostitute is only a loaf of bread, but a married woman hunts down a precious life.

New American Standard Bible
For on account of a harlot one is reduced to a loaf of bread, And an adulteress hunts for the precious life.

King James Bible
For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For a prostitute's fee is only a loaf of bread, but an adulteress goes after a precious life.

International Standard Version
because the price of a whore is a loaf of bread, and an adulterous woman stalks a man's precious life.

NET Bible
for on account of a prostitute one is brought down to a loaf of bread, but the wife of another man preys on your precious life.

New Heart English Bible
For a prostitute reduces you to a piece of bread. The adulteress hunts for your precious life.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For the comparison of a woman who is a harlot is like a loaf of bread, and a man's wife hunts the precious soul.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A prostitute's price is [only] a loaf of bread, but a married woman hunts for [your] life itself.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For on account of a harlot a man is brought to a loaf of bread, But the adulteress hunteth for the precious life.

New American Standard 1977
For on account of a harlot one is reduced to a loaf of bread,
            And an adulteress hunts for the precious life.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For by means of a whorish woman a man is reduced to a piece of bread, and the woman will hunt the precious soul of the man.

King James 2000 Bible
For by means of a harlot a man is reduced to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will prey upon his precious life.

American King James Version
For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.

American Standard Version
For on account of a harlot a man is brought to a piece of bread; And the adulteress hunteth for the precious life.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the price of a harlot is scarce one loaf: but the woman catcheth the precious soul of a man.

Darby Bible Translation
for by means of a whorish woman [a man is brought] to a loaf of bread, and another's wife doth hunt for the precious soul.

English Revised Version
For on account of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress hunteth for the precious life.

Webster's Bible Translation
For by means of a lewd woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.

World English Bible
For a prostitute reduces you to a piece of bread. The adulteress hunts for your precious life.

Young's Literal Translation
For a harlot consumeth unto a cake of bread, And an adulteress the precious soul hunteth.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
6:20-35 The word of God has something to say to us upon all occasions. Let not faithful reproofs ever make us uneasy. When we consider how much this sin abounds, how heinous adultery is in its own nature, of what evil consequence it is, and how certainly it destroys the spiritual life in the soul, we shall not wonder that the cautions against it are so often repeated. Let us notice the subjects of this chapter. Let us remember Him who willingly became our Surety, when we were strangers and enemies. And shall Christians, who have such prospects, motives, and examples, be slothful and careless? Shall we neglect what is pleasing to God, and what he will graciously reward? May we closely watch every sense by which poison can enter our minds or affections.
Study Bible
Warnings against Adultery
25Do not desire her beauty in your heart, Nor let her capture you with her eyelids. 26For on account of a harlot one is reduced to a loaf of bread, And an adulteress hunts for the precious life. 27Can a man take fire in his bosom And his clothes not be burned?…
Cross References
Proverbs 5:9
Or you will give your vigor to others And your years to the cruel one;

Proverbs 5:10
And strangers will be filled with your strength And your hard-earned goods will go to the house of an alien;

Proverbs 6:27
Can a man take fire in his bosom And his clothes not be burned?

Proverbs 7:23
Until an arrow pierces through his liver; As a bird hastens to the snare, So he does not know that it will cost him his life.

Proverbs 23:28
Surely she lurks as a robber, And increases the faithless among men.

Proverbs 29:3
A man who loves wisdom makes his father glad, But he who keeps company with harlots wastes his wealth.

Ezekiel 13:18
and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Woe to the women who sew magic bands on all wrists and make veils for the heads of persons of every stature to hunt down lives! Will you hunt down the lives of My people, but preserve the lives of others for yourselves?
Treasury of Scripture

For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.

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Proverbs 5:10 Lest strangers be filled with your wealth; and your labors be in …

Proverbs 29:3,8 Whoever loves wisdom rejoices his father: but he that keeps company …

Luke 15:13-15,30 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and …

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1 Samuel 2:36 And it shall come to pass…

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Genesis 39:14 That she called to the men of her house, and spoke to them, saying, …

Ezekiel 13:8 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; Because you have spoken vanity, …

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