English Standard Version
for the price of a prostitute is only a loaf of bread, but a married woman hunts down a precious life.
King James Bible
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.
American Standard Version
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 price of a harlot is scarce one loaf: but the woman catcheth the precious soul of a man.
English Revised Version
For on account of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress hunteth for the precious life.
Webster's Bible Translation
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.
Proverbs 6:26 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
After these three smaller sections, the teacher of wisdom returns here to the theme of the eighth: Warning against sins of the flesh, whose power and prevalence among men is so immeasurably great, that their terrible consequences cannot sufficiently be held up before them, particularly before youth.
20 Keep, my son, the commandment of thy father,
And reject not the instruction of thy mother.
21 Bind them to thy heart evermore,
Fasten them about thy neck.
The suff. -ēm refers to the good doctrine (cf. Proverbs 7:3) pointed out by מצוה and תּורה; the masc. stands, as is usual (e.g., Proverbs 1:16; Proverbs 5:2), instead of the fem. Regarding the figure, reminding us of the Tefillin and of Amuletes for perpetual representation, vid., under Proverbs 3:3. Similarly of persons, Sol 8:6. The verb ענד (only here and Job 31:36) signifies to bend, particularly to bend aside (Arab. 'ind, bending off, going aside; accus. as adv., aside, apud), and to bend up, to wind about, circumplicare.
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lest you give your honor to others and your years to the merciless,
lest strangers take their fill of your strength, and your labors go to the house of a foreigner,
Can a man carry fire next to his chest and his clothes not be burned?
till an arrow pierces its liver; as a bird rushes into a snare; he does not know that it will cost him his life.
She lies in wait like a robber and increases the traitors among mankind.
He who loves wisdom makes his father glad, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.
and say, Thus says the Lord GOD: Woe to the women who sew magic bands upon all wrists, and make veils for the heads of persons of every stature, in the hunt for souls! Will you hunt down souls belonging to my people and keep your own souls alive?
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