Otherwise, you will give up your vitality to others
and your years to someone cruel;
10 strangers will drain your resources,
and your hard-earned pay will end up in a foreigner’s house.

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26 For a prostitute’s fee is only a loaf of bread,[a]
but the wife of another man[b] goes after a precious life.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. 6:26 Or On account of a prostitute, one is left with only a loaf of bread
  2. 6:26 Lit but a wife of a man

13 Not many days later, the younger son gathered together all he had and traveled to a distant country, where he squandered(A) his estate in foolish living.(B)

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30 But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your assets[a] with prostitutes,(A) you slaughtered the fattened calf for him.’

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Footnotes

  1. 15:30 Or life, or livelihood

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