24 xTo keep you from the evil woman,
From the flattering tongue of a seductress.
25 yDo not lust after her beauty in your heart,
Nor let her allure you with her eyelids.
26 For zby means of a harlot
A man is reduced to a crust of bread;
And his clothes not be burned?
And his feet not be seared?
Whoever touches her shall not be innocent.
If he steals to satisfy himself when he is starving.
31 Yet when he is found, che must restore sevenfold;
He may have to give up all the substance of his house.
32 Whoever commits adultery with a woman dlacks understanding;
He who does so destroys his own soul.
And his reproach will not be wiped away.
34 For ejealousy is a husband’s fury;
Therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.
35 He will 3accept no recompense,
Nor will he be appeased though you give many gifts.