20My son, keep your father’s commandment, and forsake not your mother’s teaching. (Pr 1:8)21Bind them on your heart always; tie them around your neck. (Job 31:36; Pr 3:3)22When you walk, they will lead you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; and when you awake, they will talk with you. (Pr 2:11; Pr 3:23)23For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life, (Ps 13:3; Ps 119:105; Pr 10:17)24to preserve you from the evil woman, from the smooth tongue of the adulteress. (Pr 2:16)25Do not desire her beauty in your heart, and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes; (2Ki 9:30; Mt 5:28)26for the price of a prostitute is only a loaf of bread, but a married woman hunts down a precious life. (1Sa 2:36; Pr 28:21; Pr 29:3; Eze 13:18)27Can a man carry fire next to his chest and his clothes not be burned? (Job 31:12; Ps 79:12)28Or can one walk on hot coals and his feet not be scorched? (Isa 43:2)29So is he who goes in to his neighbor’s wife; none who touches her will go unpunished. (Pr 16:5)30People do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his appetite when he is hungry, (Job 38:39)31but if he is caught, he will pay sevenfold; he will give all the goods of his house. (Ex 22:4; Ps 79:12)32He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself.33He will get wounds and dishonor, and his disgrace will not be wiped away.34For jealousy makes a man furious, and he will not spare when he takes revenge. (Le 20:10; Pr 27:4; So 8:6)35He will accept no compensation; he will refuse though you multiply gifts.