Proverbs 6:32

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But who so committeth adultery with a woman, lacketh vnderstanding: hee that doeth it, destroyeth his owne soule.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The one who commits adultery with a woman is lacking sense; He who would destroy himself does it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that committeth adultery with a woman is void of understanding: He doeth it who would destroy his own soul.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who takes another man's wife is without all sense: he who does it is the cause of destruction to his soul.
- Basic English Bible

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

But whoever committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.
- Webster's Bible

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

He who committeth adultery [with] a woman lacketh heart, He is destroying his soul who doth it.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding; he doeth it that would destroy his own soul.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 6:32

  • Augustine for verse 32
    It 's dangerous, it 's deadly. God have mercy.
  • I response to Vic 's comment on 2013 03 22 As She inquired "David committed adultery and his soul went to heaven. Are we talking about an unsaved person? ", We have to remember David regretted and repented! That 's why we stand a chance to say he went to heaven. He posed a lot of lamentations in Psalms. Somewhere, in the Old Testament is written, "If we confess our sins and abandon them, He is faithful. He shall cleanse us of all iniquity ".
  • What does it mean by destroying one's soul? David committed adultery and his soul went to heaven. Are we talking about an unsaved person?
  • I think it says a lot because Adultery causes a great deal of pain for innocent people. The Adulterer have no understanding about the shame it brings on themselves and their family. It endangers lives and changes the senario of the relationship. Trust, true love. honor are momentarily lost; maybe gone forever.

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