Proverbs 6:32
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New International Version
But a man who commits adultery has no sense; whoever does so destroys himself.

King James Bible
But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.

Darby Bible Translation
Whoso committeth adultery with a woman is void of understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.

World English Bible
He who commits adultery with a woman is void of understanding. He who does it destroys his own soul.

Young's Literal Translation
He who committeth adultery with a woman lacketh heart, He is destroying his soul who doth it.

Proverbs 6:32 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

But whoso committeth adultery - The case understood is that of a married man: he has a wife; and therefore is not in the circumstances of the poor thief, who stole to appease his hunger, having nothing to eat. In this alone the opposition between the two cases is found: the thief had no food, and he stole some; the married man had a wife, and yet went in to the wife of his neighbor.

Destroyeth his own soul - Sins against his life, for, under the law of Moses, adultery was punished with death; Leviticus 20:10; Deuteronomy 22:22.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Proverbs 7:7 And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,

Genesis 39:9,10 There is none greater in this house than I; neither has he kept back any thing from me but you, because you are his wife...

Genesis 41:39 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, For as much as God has showed you all this, there is none so discreet and wise as you are:

Ecclesiastes 7:25,26 I applied my heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly...

Jeremiah 5:8,21 They were as fed horses in the morning: every one neighed after his neighbor's wife...

Romans 1:22-24 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools...


Hosea 4:11,12 Prostitution and wine and new wine take away the heart...


Proverbs 2:18,19 For her house inclines to death, and her paths to the dead...

Proverbs 5:22,23 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be held with the cords of his sins...

Proverbs 7:22,23 He goes after her straightway, as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks...

Proverbs 8:36 But he that sins against me wrongs his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

Proverbs 9:16-18 Whoever is simple, let him turn in here: and as for him that wants understanding, she said to him...

Ezekiel 18:31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby you have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit...

Hosea 13:9 O Israel, you have destroyed yourself; but in me is your help.

Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

The Talking Book
A Sermon (No. 1017) Delivered on Lord's Day Morning, October 22nd, 1871 at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "When thou awakest, it shall talk with thee."--Proverbs 6:22. It is a very happy circumstance when the commandment of our father and the law of our mother are also the commandment of God and the law of the Lord. Happy are they who have a double force to draw them to the right--the bonds of nature, and the cords of grace. They sin with a vengeance who sin both against
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

How Sowers of Strifes and Peacemakers are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 24.) Differently to be admonished are sowers of strifes and peacemakers. For sowers of strifes are to be admonished to perceive whose followers they are. For of the apostate angel it is written, when tares had been sown among the good crop, An enemy hath done this (Matth. xiii. 28). Of a member of him also it is said through Solomon, An apostate person, an unprofitable man, walketh with a perverse mouth, he winketh with his eyes, he beateth with his foot, he speaketh with his finger,
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Proverbs 6:33
Blows and disgrace are his lot, and his shame will never be wiped away.

Proverbs 7:7
I saw among the simple, I noticed among the young men, a youth who had no sense.

Proverbs 7:22
All at once he followed her like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deer stepping into a noose

Proverbs 7:23
till an arrow pierces his liver, like a bird darting into a snare, little knowing it will cost him his life.

Proverbs 9:4
"Let all who are simple come to my house!" To those who have no sense she says,

Proverbs 9:16
"Let all who are simple come to my house!" To those who have no sense she says,

Proverbs 10:13
Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning, but a rod is for the back of one who has no sense.

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