Proverbs 6:26

“For by meanes of a whorish woman, a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteresse will hunt for the precious life.”

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Other Translations

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.
- King James Version

For on account of a harlot {one is reduced} to a loaf of bread, And an adulteress hunts for the precious life.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For on account of a harlot `a man is brought' to a piece of bread; And the adulteress hunteth for the precious life.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For a loose woman is looking for a cake of bread, but another man's wife goes after one's very life.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

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

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

For on account of a harlot a man is brought to a loaf of bread, but the adulteress hunteth for the precious life.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 6

  • Markwarbrick
    Every Word of God is pure,even so come quickly Lord Jesus.Amen.
  • Molly
    One thing GOD has instructed us not to do which many of us continue to do is become a surety for another. We are not to co-sign for our family, our friends nor our children. It may be hard to say no when loved ones ask. However, it is the commandment of GOD. People find themselves paying for cars, furniture or loans when someone else defaults on what they owe. Obedience will prevent such trouble.
  • Malele
    these is one of the most beautiful and wisely put scripture. it helps one to introspect
  • BSP
    Verses 16 and 17: God outright describes some of the things that he detests. We want to make sure to stay as far away from these things as possible.
  • Mable
    Verse 7 saying you have no one over you you have been doing things own your own. That you want receive a leader to help you.
  • Jacquelyne Stevenson
    Know this that your faith in God will lead you to heaven.

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