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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
So is he that goes in to his neighbour's wife; whosoever touches her shall not be innocent.

King James 2000 Bible
So is he that goes in to his neighbor's wife; whosoever touches her shall not be innocent.

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife: whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
So he that goeth in to his neighbor's wife; whoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.

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.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
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 have sexual relations 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 you have done …

Leviticus 20:10 And the man that commits adultery with another man's wife, even he …

2 Samuel 11:3,4 And David sent and inquired after the woman. And one said, Is not …

2 Samuel 12:9,10 Why have you despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in …

2 Samuel 16:21 And Ahithophel said to Absalom, Go in to your father's concubines, …

Jeremiah 5:8,9 They were as fed horses in the morning: every one neighed after his …

Ezekiel 22:11 And one has committed abomination with his neighbor's wife; and another …

Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness …

toucheth

Genesis 20:4-7 But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, LORD, will you …

Genesis 26:10,11 And Abimelech said, What is this you have done to us? one of the …

1 Corinthians 7:1 Now concerning the things whereof you wrote to me: It is good for …







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

is he who sleeps with
הַ֭בָּא (hab·bā)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 7453: Friend, companion, fellow

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

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

who touches her
הַנֹּגֵ֥עַ (han·nō·ḡê·a‘)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 5352: To be, clean, to be bare, extirpated
(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. 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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