Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For on account of a harlot one is reduced to a loaf of bread, And an adulteress hunts for the precious life.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

For a prostitute's fee is only a loaf of bread, but an adulteress goes after [your] very life.

International Standard Version

because the price of a whore is a loaf of bread, and an adulterous woman stalks a man's precious life.

A Conservative Version

For the price of a harlot is as much as a piece of bread, but the adulteress hunts for the precious life.

American Standard Version

For on account of a harlot a man is brought to a piece of bread; And the adulteress hunteth for the precious life.

Amplified

For on account of a harlot a man is brought to a piece of bread, and the adulteress stalks and snares [as with a hook] the precious life [of a man].

Bible in Basic English

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

Darby Translation

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For by means of a whorish woman a man is reduced to a piece of bread, and the woman will hunt the precious soul of the man.

Julia Smith Translation

For by a woman a harlot, even to a round of bread: and a man's wife will hunt the precious soul.

King James 2000

For by means of a harlot a man is reduced to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will prey upon his precious life.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For [the] price of a woman, a prostitute, [is the] price of a loaf of bread, but the {woman belonging to a man} hunts precious life.

Modern King James verseion

For by means of a harlot a man comes to a piece of bread; and another man's wife will hunt for the precious life.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A harlot will make a man to beg his bread, but a married woman will hunt for the precious life.

NET Bible

for on account of a prostitute one is brought down to a loaf of bread, but the wife of another man preys on your precious life.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

Because, for the sake of an impure woman, a man may be brought even to a cake of bread, - and, a man's wife, for a precious soul, may hunt!

Webster

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.

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For by means of
בּעד 
B@`ad 
at, for, by, over, upon, about, up, through
Usage: 104

זנה 
Zanah 
Usage: 93

נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

a man is brought to a piece
כּכר 
Kikkar 
Usage: 68

of bread
לחם 
Lechem 
Usage: 298

and the adulteress
נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

will hunt
צוּד 
Tsuwd 
Usage: 18

References

Easton

Smith

Context Readings

Commandment And Instruction As Guardians

25 Do not desire her beauty in your heart, Nor let her capture you with her eyelids. 26 For on account of a harlot one is reduced to a loaf of bread, And an adulteress hunts for the precious life. 27 Can a man take fire in his bosom And his clothes not be burned?


Cross References

Proverbs 29:3

A man who loves wisdom makes his father glad, But he who keeps company with harlots wastes his wealth.

1 Samuel 2:36

'Everyone who is left in your house will come and bow down to him for a piece of silver or a loaf of bread and say, "Please assign me to one of the priest's offices so that I may eat a piece of bread."'"

Proverbs 5:10

And strangers will be filled with your strength And your hard-earned goods will go to the house of an alien;

Genesis 39:14

she called to the men of her household and said to them, "See, he has brought in a Hebrew to us to make sport of us; he came in to me to lie with me, and I screamed.

Proverbs 7:23

Until an arrow pierces through his liver; As a bird hastens to the snare, So he does not know that it will cost him his life.

Proverbs 29:8

Scorners set a city aflame, But wise men turn away anger.

Ezekiel 13:8

Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, "Because you have spoken falsehood and seen a lie, therefore behold, I am against you," declares the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 13:18

and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Woe to the women who sew magic bands on all wrists and make veils for the heads of persons of every stature to hunt down lives! Will you hunt down the lives of My people, but preserve the lives of others for yourselves?

Luke 15:13-15

"And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey into a distant country, and there he squandered his estate with loose living.

Luke 15:30

but when this son of yours came, who has devoured your wealth with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him.'

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