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

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Footnotes

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

12 Now in the street, now in the squares,(A)
she lurks at every corner.(B)

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22 He follows her impulsively
like an ox going to the slaughter,
like a deer bounding toward a trap[a]
23 until an arrow pierces its[b] liver,(A)
like a bird darting into a snare(B)
he doesn’t know it will cost him his life.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 7:22 Text emended; MT reads like a shackle to the discipline of a fool; Hb obscure
  2. Proverbs 7:23 Or his

26 And I find more bitter than death(A) the woman who is a trap,(B) her heart a net, and her hands chains. The one who pleases God will escape her, but the sinner will be captured by her.

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