Proverbs 6:26 {27}
Good News Translation
A man can hire a prostitute for the price of a loaf of bread, but adultery will cost him all he has.

Contemporary English Version
A woman who sells her love can be bought for as little as the price of a meal. But making love to another man's wife will cost you everything.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Can a man hide fire in his bosom, and his garments not burn?

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Can a man hide fire in his bosom, and his garments not burn?

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Proverbs 5:10 And thou mourn at the last, when thou shalt have spent thy flesh and thy body, and say;

Proverbs 29:3,8 A man that loveth wisdom, rejoiceth his father: but he that maintaineth harlots, shall squander away his substance. . . .

Luke 15:13-15,30 And not many days after, the younger son, gathering all together, went abroad into a far country: and there wasted his substance, living riotously. . . .

a piece

1 Samuel 2:36 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall remain in thy house shall come that he may be prayed for, and shall offer a piece of silver, and a roll of bread, and shall say: Put me, I beseech thee, to somewhat of the priestly office, that I may eat a morsel of bread.

the adulteress

Genesis 39:14 She called to her the men of her house, and said to them: See, he hath brought in a Hebrew, to abuse us: he came in to me, to lie with me; and when I cried out,

Ezekiel 13:8 Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Because you have spoken vain things, and have seen lies: therefore behold I come against you, saith the Lord God.

Context
Warnings Against Adultery
25For the price of a harlot is scarce one loaf: but the woman catcheth the precious soul of a man. 26Can a man hide fire in his bosom, and his garments not burn?27Or can he walk upon hot coals, and his feet not be burnt?…
Cross References
Proverbs 5:9
Lest strangers be filled with thy strength, and thy labours be in another man's house,

Proverbs 5:10
And thou mourn at the last, when thou shalt have spent thy flesh and thy body, and say;

Proverbs 6:27
Or can he walk upon hot coals, and his feet not be burnt?

Proverbs 7:23
Now, therefore, my son, hear me, and attend to the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 23:28
She lieth in wait in the way as a robber, and him whom she shall see unwary, she will kill.

Proverbs 29:3
A man that loveth wisdom, rejoiceth his father: but he that maintaineth harlots, shall squander away his substance.

Ezekiel 13:18
And say: Thus saith the Lord God: Woe to them that sew cushions under every elbow: and make pillows for the heads of persons of every age to catch souls: and when they caught the souls of my people, they gave life to their souls.

Additional Translations
For the levy of the prostitute is poverty, and the adulteress preys upon your very life.For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.

For on account of a harlot a man is brought to a piece of bread; And the adulteress hunteth for the precious life.

For the value of a harlot is as much as of one loaf; and a woman hunts for the precious souls of men.

for by means of a whorish woman [a man is brought] to a loaf of bread, and another's wife doth hunt for the precious soul.

For on account of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress hunteth for the precious life.

For by means of a lewd woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.

For a prostitute reduces you to a piece of bread. The adulteress hunts for your precious life.

For a harlot consumeth unto a cake of bread, And an adulteress the precious soul hunteth.
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