For young men who are trying to decide if it’s cheaper to “date” than marry, this is my interpretation of the Proverb in verse 26 below. A wife stops at nothing to make life precious for her husband! In contrast, an evil woman (one who does not love that man) will give him a meal by reducing him to a loaf of bread. It temporarily satisfies them both but has little sustenance for a lifetime of joy. – Teresa #bewise #Godloveisagapelove #pursuinglove #Christinvestedinthechurch
Proverbs 6: 20-26 (ESV)
Proverbs 6:20-26 English Standard Version (ESV)
Warnings Against Adultery
My son, keep your father’s commandment,
and forsake not your mother’s teaching.
Bind them on your heart always;
tie them around your neck.
When you walk, they[a] will lead you;
when you lie down, they will watch over you;
and when you awake, they will talk with you.
For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light,
and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life,
to preserve you from the evil woman,[b]
from the smooth tongue of the adulteress.[c]
Do not desire her beauty in your heart,
and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes;
for the price of a prostitute is only a loaf of bread,[d]
but a married woman[e] hunts down a precious life.
a Proverbs 6:22 Hebrew it; three times in this verse
b Proverbs 6:24 Revocalization (compare Septuagint) yields from the wife of a neighbor
c Proverbs 6:24 Hebrew the foreign woman
d Proverbs 6:26 Or (compare Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate) for a prostitute leaves a man with nothing but a loaf of bread
e Proverbs 6:26 Hebrew a man’s wife