Thursday, February 9, 2023

Proverbs Scripture Reading - Proverbs 6:20-35 American Standard Version

My son, keep the commandment of thy father,
And forsake not the law of thy mother:
Bind them continually upon thy heart;
Tie them about thy neck.
When thou walkest, it shall lead thee;
When thou sleepest, it shall watch over thee;
And when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.
For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light;
And reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
To keep thee from the evil woman,
From the flattery of the foreigner’s tongue.
Lust not after her beauty in thy heart;
Neither let her take thee with her eyelids.
For on account of a harlot a man is brought to a piece of bread;
And the adulteress hunteth for the precious life.
Can a man take fire in his bosom,
And his clothes not be burned?
Or can one walk upon hot coals,
And his feet not be scorched?
So he that goeth in to his neighbor’s wife;
Whosoever toucheth her shall not be unpunished.
Men do not despise a thief, if he steal
To satisfy himself when he is hungry:
But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold;
He shall give all the substance of his house.
He that committeth adultery with a woman is void of understanding:
He doeth it who would destroy his own soul.
Wounds and dishonor shall he get;
And his reproach shall not be wiped away.
For jealousy is the rage of a man;
And he will not spare in the day of vengeance.
He will not regard any ransom;
Neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.

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