Parallel Verses

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].

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 a precious 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.

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 Lust not after her beauty in your heart, neither let her capture you with her eyelids. 26 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]. 27 Can a man take fire in his bosom and his clothes not be burned?


Cross References

Proverbs 29:3

Whoever loves skillful and godly Wisdom rejoices his father, but he who associates with harlots wastes his substance.

1 Samuel 2:36

Everyone who is left in your house shall come crouching to him for a piece of silver and a bit of bread and say, Put me, I pray you, into a priest's office so I may have a piece of bread.

Proverbs 5:10

Lest strangers [and false teachings] take their fill of your strength and wealth and your labors go to the house of an alien [from God] -- "

Genesis 39:14

She called to the men of her household and said to them, Behold, he [your master] has brought in a Hebrew to us to mock and insult us; he came in where I was to lie with me, and I screamed at the top of my voice.

Proverbs 7:23

Till a dart [of passion] pierces and inflames his vitals; then like a bird fluttering straight into the net [he hastens], not knowing that it will cost him his life.

Proverbs 29:8

Scoffers set a city afire [inflaming the minds of the people], but wise men turn away wrath.

Ezekiel 13:8

Therefore thus says the Lord God: Because you have spoken empty, false, and delusive words and have seen lies, therefore behold, I am against you, says the Lord God.

Ezekiel 13:18

And say, Thus says the Lord God: Woe to the women who sew pillows to all armholes and fasten magic, protective charms to all wrists, and deceptive veils upon the heads of those of every stature to hunt and capture human lives! Will you snare the lives of My people to keep your own selves alive?

Luke 15:13-15

And not many days after that, the younger son gathered up all that he had and journeyed into a distant country, and there he wasted his fortune in reckless and loose [from restraint] living.

Luke 15:30

But when this son of yours arrived, who has devoured your estate with immoral women, you have killed for him that [wheat-] fattened calf!

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