Proverbs 6:35
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New International Version
He will not accept any compensation; he will refuse a bribe, however great it is.

New Living Translation
He will accept no compensation, nor be satisfied with a payoff of any size.

English Standard Version
He will accept no compensation; he will refuse though you multiply gifts.

New American Standard Bible
He will not accept any ransom, Nor will he be satisfied though you give many gifts.

King James Bible
He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He will not be appeased by anything or be persuaded by lavish gifts.

International Standard Version
He will not consider any payment, nor will he be willing to accept it, no matter how large the bribe.

NET Bible
He will not consider any compensation; he will not be willing, even if you multiply the compensation.

New Heart English Bible
He won't regard any ransom, neither will he rest content, though you give many gifts.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He does not accept the appearance of a gift, neither does he consent when you increase bribes to him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
No amount of money will change his mind. The largest bribe will not satisfy him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He will not regard any ransom; Neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.

New American Standard 1977
He will not accept any ransom,
            Nor will he be content though you give many gifts.



Jubilee Bible 2000
He will not regard any ransom; neither will he want to forgive, though thou givest many bribes.

King James 2000 Bible
He will not regard any ransom; neither will he be appeased, though you give many gifts.

American King James Version
He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though you give many gifts.

American Standard Version
He will not regard any ransom; Neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Nor will he yield to any man's prayers, nor will he accept for satisfaction ever so many gifts.

Darby Bible Translation
he will not regard any ransom, neither will he rest content though thou multipliest [thy] gifts.

English Revised Version
He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.

Webster's Bible Translation
He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.

World English Bible
He won't regard any ransom, neither will he rest content, though you give many gifts.

Young's Literal Translation
He accepteth not the appearance of any atonement, Yea, he doth not consent, Though thou dost multiply bribes!

Study Bible
Warnings against Adultery
34For jealousy enrages a man, And he will not spare in the day of vengeance. 35He will not accept any ransom, Nor will he be satisfied though you give many gifts.
Cross References
Proverbs 6:34
For jealousy enrages a man, And he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

Proverbs 7:1
My son, keep my words And treasure my commandments within you.

Song of Solomon 8:7
"Many waters cannot quench love, Nor will rivers overflow it; If a man were to give all the riches of his house for love, It would be utterly despised."

Isaiah 13:17
Behold, I am going to stir up the Medes against them, Who will not value silver or take pleasure in gold.
Treasury of Scripture

He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though you give many gifts.

regard or accept the face of

Verse 35. - He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts. No recompense or atonement, nor any gifts however great, will buy him off. These are supposed to be offered by the adulterer to the enraged husband, who, however, will never rest till he effects the utter ruin of his injurer. The literal rendering of the first hemistich is, "He will not accept the face of any ransom." The phrase nasa phanim, is equivalent to the Greek πρόσωπον λαμβάνειν, and signifies "to give a favourable reception to the outward expression of any one." The figure is taken from lifting up the face of a suppliant, the radical meaning of the verb nasa being "to take up," "to lift up." The ransom; Hebrew, kopher (the word usually applied to designate the price of redemption, mulct, or line demanded for expiation of a crime; see Exodus 21:30; Exodus 30:12; Numbers 35:31, 32); here the bribe offered by the adulterer to be let off will be altogether rejected, however alluring, the word p'ney, "face," carrying with it the idea of something recommendatory. For the expression, nasa phanim, cf. Genesis 19:21; Genesis 22:21; Job 13:10; Job 13:8; and Malachi 1:8. The LXX. rendering is, Οὐκ ἀνταλλάξεται οὐδενὸς λύτρου τὴν ἔχθραν, "He will not commute for any redemption his enmity." Neither will he rest content; literally, and he will not be willing; Hebrew, v'lo-yoveh; LXX., οὐδὲ μὴ διαληθῇ, "nor may it, i.e. his enmity, be dissolved or weakened." (On the verb avah, "to consent to," or "to be willing," see Proverbs 1:10.) Many gifts, each increasing in value, may be offered, but he will not be willing to forego his right of revenge. Though thou givest many gifts. It is noticeable that the address, which has been adapted to the third person, here becomes personal, and so takes up the form originally employed in vers. 20-25. A hypothetical case has been imagined in vers. 26-35, but still with the thought underlying it that it applies to the person addressed. "Though thou givest many gifts," or more literally, "though thou multipliest the gift," brings the matter homo to the young man. Gifts; Hebrew, shokad, "the gift," is the word usually employed to designate the bribe offered to corrupt a judge (see Exodus 23:8; Deuteronomy 10:17; Deuteronomy 16:19; Deuteronomy 27:25; 1 Samuel 8:3). Here it refers to the money offered to free from punishment. The Vulgate gives the idea that these gifts or bribes are offered by a third party on behalf of the adulterer: Nec acquiescet cujusquam precibus, nec suscipiet pro redemptione dona plurima. On these two last verses Lange remarks, "Just as little as the adulterer, taken in his adultery, is left unpunished by the injured husband, so little, yea, even less, wilt the spiritual adulterer remain unpunished of the Lord (1 Corinthians 3:17)."



He will not regard any ransom,.... So that his case is much worse than, a thief's; if he is taken, he makes restitution according to law, and he is freed, and no more is said and done to him; and, at most, it is but parting with all the goods in his house; but in this case it will not do. In the Hebrew text it is, "he will not accept the face of any ransom" (z); that is, as the Targum paraphrases it,

"he will not accept the face of anyone that gives a gift:''

he will have no respect unto him for the sake of the gift; whatever gift is offered, be it what it will, for the ransom of his life from death, it will be disregarded;

neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts; increase them, and keep continually giving; nothing but the life of the adulterer will satisfy him, which he will either take away himself, or obtain it in a way of legal prosecution. How foolish therefore is the man that will expose his name and credit, his health and substance, his life in this world, and his soul in another, to utter ruin, for the sake of gratifying a sordid lust! This may be interpreted of God, who is a jealous God in matters of worship, and will not suffer idolatry to go unpunished, which is spiritual adultery.

(z) "non accipiet facies", Montanus; "non acceptabit faciem ullius redemptionis", Mercerus, Gejerus; "ullius lytri", Cocceius, Michaelis, Schultens. 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.
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