The one who commits adultery with a woman is lacking sense;
He who would destroy himself does it.
And I saw among the naive,
And discerned among the youths
A young man lacking sense,
Suddenly he follows her
As an ox goes to the slaughter,
Or as one in fetters to the discipline of a fool,
Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
There is no one greater in this house than I, and he has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do this great evil and sin against God?”
So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has informed you of all this, there is no one so discerning and wise as you are.
“You shall not commit adultery.
For her house sinks down to death
And her tracks lead to the dead;
His own iniquities will capture the wicked,
And he will be held with the cords of his sin.
“But he who sins against me injures himself;
All those who hate me love death.”
“Whoever is naive, let him turn in here!”
To him who lacks understanding she says,
“Whoever is naive, let him turn in here,”
And to him who lacks understanding she says,
I directed my mind to know, to investigate and to seek wisdom and an explanation, and to know the evil of folly and the foolishness of madness.
“They were well-fed lusty horses,
Each one neighing after his neighbor’s wife.
‘Now hear this, O foolish and senseless people,
Who have eyes but do not see;
Who have ears but do not hear.
Cast away from you all your transgressions which you have committed and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! For why will you die, O house of Israel?
Harlotry, wine and new wine take away the understanding.
It is your destruction, O Israel,
That you are against Me, against your help.
Professing to be wise, they became fools,