Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

For a prostitute’s fee is only a loaf of bread,
but an adulteress goes after a precious life.

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.

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 Don’t lust in your heart for her beauty
or let her captivate you with her eyelashes.
26 For a prostitute’s fee is only a loaf of bread,
but an adulteress goes after a precious life.
27 Can a man embrace fire
and his clothes not be burned?


Cross References

Proverbs 29:3

A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father,
but one who consorts with prostitutes destroys his wealth.

1 Samuel 2:36

Anyone who is left in your family will come and bow down to him for a piece of silver or a loaf of bread. He will say: Please appoint me to some priestly office so I can have a piece of bread to eat.’”

Proverbs 5:10

strangers will drain your resources,
and your earnings will end up in a foreigner’s house.

Genesis 39:14

she called the household servants. “Look,” she said to them, “my husband brought a Hebrew man to make fools of us. He came to me so he could sleep with me, and I screamed as loud as I could.

Proverbs 7:23

until an arrow pierces its liver,
like a bird darting into a snare
he doesn’t know it will cost him his life.

Proverbs 29:8

Mockers inflame a city,
but the wise turn away anger.

Ezekiel 13:8

“Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: I am against you because you have spoken falsely and had lying visions.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.

Ezekiel 13:18

and say: This is what the Lord God says: Woe to the women who sew magic bands on the wrist of every hand and who make veils for the heads of people of every height in order to ensnare lives. Will you ensnare the lives of My people but preserve your own?

Luke 15:13-15

Not many days later, the younger son gathered together all he had and traveled to a distant country, where he squandered his estate in foolish living.

Luke 15:30

But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your assets with prostitutes, you slaughtered the fattened calf for him.’

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