Investing wisely

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

20 

My son, keep your father’s commandment,

    and forsake not your mother’s teaching.

21 

Bind them on your heart always;

    tie them around your neck.

22 

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.

23 

For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light,

    and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life,

24 

to preserve you from the evil woman,[b]

    from the smooth tongue of the adulteress.[c]

25 

Do not desire her beauty in your heart,

    and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes;

26 

for the price of a prostitute is only a loaf of bread,[d]

    but a married woman[e] hunts down a precious life.

Footnotes:

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

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