Parallel Verses

Amplified

But whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks heart and understanding (moral principle and prudence); he who does it is destroying his own life.

New American Standard Bible

The one who commits adultery with a woman is lacking sense; He who would destroy himself does it.

King James Version

But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.

Holman Bible

The one who commits adultery lacks sense;
whoever does so destroys himself.

International Standard Version

Whoever commits adultery with a woman is out of his mind; by doing so he corrupts his own soul.

A Conservative Version

He who commits adultery with a woman is void of understanding. He who would destroy his own soul does it.

American Standard Version

He that committeth adultery with a woman is void of understanding: He doeth it who would destroy his own soul.

Bible in Basic English

He who takes another man's wife is without all sense: he who does it is the cause of destruction to his soul.

Darby Translation

Whoso committeth adultery with a woman is void of understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But whosoever commits adultery with a woman has a fault in his heart; he that does it corrupts his own soul.

Julia Smith Translation

He committing adultery with a woman lacked a heart: destroying his soul he will do it.

King James 2000

But whosoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding: he that does it destroys his own soul.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who commits adultery [with] a woman lacks {sense}, he destroys himself who does it.

Modern King James verseion

Whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding; he who does it destroys his own soul.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But whoso committeth adultery with a woman, he is a fool: and destroyeth his own soul.

NET Bible

A man who commits adultery with a woman lacks wisdom, whoever does it destroys his own life.

New Heart English Bible

He who commits adultery with a woman is void of understanding. He who does it destroys his own soul.

The Emphasized Bible

He that committeth adultery with a woman, lacketh sense, A destroyer of his own life, is he that doeth it;

Webster

But whoever committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.

World English Bible

He who commits adultery with a woman is void of understanding. He who does it destroys his own soul.

Youngs Literal Translation

He who committeth adultery with a woman lacketh heart, He is destroying his soul who doth it.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
with a woman
נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

חסר 
Chacer 
Usage: 18

שׁחת 
Shachath 
Usage: 146

Context Readings

Warning Against Relations With A Married Woman

31 But if he is found out, he must restore seven times [what he stole]; he must give the whole substance of his house [if necessary -- "to meet his fine]. 32 But whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks heart and understanding (moral principle and prudence); he who does it is destroying his own life. 33 Wounds and disgrace will he get, and his reproach will not be wiped away.


Cross References

Proverbs 7:7

And among the simple (empty-headed and emptyhearted) ones, I perceived among the youths a young man void of good sense,

Proverbs 7:22-23

Suddenly he [yields and] follows her reluctantly like an ox moving to the slaughter, like one in fetters going to the correction [to be given] to a fool or like a dog enticed by food to the muzzle

Hebrews 13:4

Let marriage be held in honor (esteemed worthy, precious, of great price, and especially dear) in all things. And thus let the marriage bed be undefiled (kept undishonored); for God will judge and punish the unchaste [all guilty of sexual vice] and adulterous.

Genesis 39:9-10

He is not greater in this house than I am; nor has he kept anything from me except you, for you are his wife. How then can I do this great evil and sin against God?

Genesis 41:39

And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Forasmuch as [your] God has shown you all this, there is nobody as intelligent and discreet and understanding and wise as you are.

Exodus 20:14

You shall not commit adultery.

Proverbs 2:18-19

For her house sinks down to death and her paths to the spirits [of the dead].

Proverbs 5:22-23

His own iniquities shall ensnare the wicked man, and he shall be held with the cords of his sin.

Proverbs 8:36

But he who misses me or sins against me wrongs and injures himself; all who hate me love and court death.

Proverbs 9:4

Whoever is simple (easily led astray and wavering), let him turn in here! As for him who lacks understanding, [God's] Wisdom says to him,

Proverbs 9:16-18

Whoever is simple (wavering and easily led astray), let him turn in here! And as for him who lacks understanding, she says to him,

Ecclesiastes 7:25-26

I turned about [penitent] and my heart was set to know and to search out and to seek [true] wisdom and the reason of things, and to know that wickedness is folly and that foolishness is madness [and what had led me into such wickedness and madness].

Jeremiah 5:8

They were like fed stallions roaming at large; each one neighed after his neighbor's wife.

Jeremiah 5:21

Hear now this, O foolish people without understanding or heart, who have eyes and see not, who have ears and hear not:

Ezekiel 18:31

Cast away from you all your transgressions by which you have transgressed against Me, and make you a new mind and heart and a new spirit. For why will you die, O house of Israel?

Hosea 4:11-12

Harlotry and wine and new wine take away the heart and the mind and the spiritual understanding.

Hosea 13:9

It is your destruction, O Israel, that you have been against Me, for in Me is your help.

Romans 1:22-24

Claiming to be wise, they became fools [professing to be smart, they made simpletons of themselves].

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