Proverbs 6:29
New International Version
So is he who sleeps with another man's wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished.

New Living Translation
So it is with the man who sleeps with another man’s wife. He who embraces her will not go unpunished.

English Standard Version
So is he who goes in to his neighbor’s wife; none who touches her will go unpunished.

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

King James Bible
So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.

New King James Version
So is he who goes in to his neighbor’s wife; Whoever touches her shall not be innocent.

New American Standard Bible
So is the one who goes in to his neighbor’s wife; Whoever touches her will not go unpunished.

NASB 1995
So is the one who goes in to his neighbor's wife; Whoever touches her will not go unpunished.

NASB 1977
So is the one who goes in to his neighbor’s wife; Whoever touches her will not go unpunished.

Amplified Bible
So is the one who goes in to his neighbor’s wife; Whoever touches her will not be found innocent or go unpunished.

Christian Standard Bible
So it is with the one who sleeps with another man’s wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So it is with the one who sleeps with another man's wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished.

American Standard Version
So he that goeth in to his neighbor's wife; Whosoever toucheth her shall not be unpunished.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
So he who goes unto the wife of his neighbor and touches her will not be innocent.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
So is he that goes in to a married woman; he shall not be held guiltless, neither any one that touches her.

Contemporary English Version
And if you go to bed with another man's wife, you pay the price.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife, shall not be clean when he shall touch her.

English Revised Version
So he that goeth in to his nieghbour's wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be unpunished.

Good News Translation
It is just as dangerous to sleep with another man's wife. Whoever does it will suffer.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So it is with a man who has sex with his neighbor's wife. None who touch her will escape punishment.

International Standard Version
So also is it with someone who has sex with his neighbor's wife; anyone touching her will not remain unpunished.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife; Whosoever toucheth her shall not go unpunished.

Literal Standard Version
So [is] he who has gone in to the wife of his neighbor, "" None who touches her is innocent.

NET Bible
So it is with the one who has sex with his neighbor's wife; no one who touches her will escape punishment.

New Heart English Bible
So is he who goes in to his neighbor's wife. Whoever touches her will not be unpunished.

World English Bible
So is he who goes in to his neighbor's wife. Whoever touches her will not be unpunished.

Young's Literal Translation
So is he who hath gone in unto the wife of his neighbour, None who doth touch her is innocent.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Warnings Against Adultery
28Can a man walk on hot coals without scorching his feet? 29So is he who sleeps with another man’s wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished. 30Men do not despise the thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger.…

Cross References
Exodus 20:17
You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, or his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."

Leviticus 18:20
You must not lie carnally with your neighbor's wife and thus defile yourself with her.

Proverbs 6:28
Can a man walk on hot coals without scorching his feet?

Proverbs 16:5
Everyone who is proud in heart is detestable to the LORD; be assured that he will not go unpunished.

Ezekiel 18:6
He does not eat at the mountain or look to the idols of the house of Israel. He does not defile his neighbor's wife or approach a woman during her period.

Ezekiel 33:26
You have relied on your swords, you have committed detestable acts, and each of you has defiled his neighbor's wife. Should you then possess the land?'


Treasury of Scripture

So he that goes in to his neighbor's wife; whoever touches her shall not be innocent.

he that

Genesis 12:18,19
And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife? …

Leviticus 20:10
And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

2 Samuel 11:3,4
And David sent and inquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite? …

toucheth

Genesis 20:4-7
But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, Lord, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation? …

Genesis 26:10,11
And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us…

1 Corinthians 7:1
Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.









(29) Shall not be innocent.--That is to say, unpunished.

Verse 29. - So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent. It is as great a folly to suppose that an adulterer will escape punishment as to imagine that no injury will follow where fire has been applied. Delitzsch illustrates this verse by a passage from Pythagoras's maxim ('Eclog.,' 100, 39), Τὸ εἰς πῦρ καὶ εἰς γυναῖκα ἐμπεσεῖν ἴσον ὑπάρχει Goeth in; Hebrew, habba el; i.e. has intercourse with, as in Genesis 6:4; Genesis 19:31; Genesis 38:9; Psalm 51:2. The same in force as "toucheth." Shall not be innocent; Hebrew, lo-yinnakeh; i.e. poena vacuus,"exempt from punishment," or shall be unpunished (Delitzsch, Zockler, Gesenius); cf. Proverbs 11:21, "The wicked shall not be unpunished (lo yinnakeh)" ashore. The verb nakah signifies rimarily "to be pure;" Bothe Vulgate tenders non erit mundus," he will not be pure;" but the LXX. observes the secondary meaning of the verb, οὐκ ἀθωωθήσεται, non erit innoxius, "he shall not be let go unpunished," the Alexandrine verb ἀθωόω. Certain and the very heaviest punishment shall come upon him (see also Proverbs 17:5; Jeremiah 25:29; Jeremiah 49:12). With this explanation agree Gejerus and Vatablus.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So
כֵּ֗ן (kên)
Adverb
Strong's 3651: So -- thus

is he who sleeps with
הַ֭בָּא (hab·bā)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

another man’s
רֵעֵ֑הוּ (rê·‘ê·hū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7453: Friend, companion, fellow

wife;
אֵ֣שֶׁת (’ê·šeṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

no one
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

who touches her
הַנֹּגֵ֥עַ (han·nō·ḡê·a‘)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5060: To touch, lay the hand upon, to reach, violently, to strike

will go unpunished.
יִ֝נָּקֶ֗ה (yin·nā·qeh)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5352: To be, clean, to be bare, extirpated


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