Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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.

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.

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 Still, if caught, he must pay seven times as much;
he must give up all the wealth in his house.
32 The one who commits adultery lacks sense;
whoever does so destroys himself.
33 He will get a beating and dishonor,
and his disgrace will never be removed.


Cross References

Proverbs 7:7

I saw among the inexperienced,
I noticed among the youths,
a young man lacking sense.

Proverbs 7:22-23

He follows her impulsively
like an ox going to the slaughter,
like a deer bounding toward a trap

Hebrews 13:4

Marriage must be respected by all, and the marriage bed kept undefiled, because God will judge immoral people and adulterers.

Genesis 39:9-10

No one in this house is greater than I am. He has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. So how could I do such a great evil and sin against God?”

Genesis 41:39

So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one as intelligent and wise as you are.

Exodus 20:14

Do not commit adultery.

Proverbs 2:18-19

for her house sinks down to death
and her ways to the land of the departed spirits.

Proverbs 5:22-23

A wicked man’s iniquities entrap him;
he is entangled in the ropes of his own sin.

Proverbs 8:36

but the one who misses me harms himself;
all who hate me love death.”

Proverbs 9:4

“Whoever is inexperienced, enter here!”
To the one who lacks sense, she says,

Proverbs 9:16-18

“Whoever is inexperienced, enter here!”
To the one who lacks sense, she says,

Ecclesiastes 7:25-26

I turned my thoughts to know, explore, and seek wisdom and an explanation for things, and to know that wickedness is stupidity and folly is madness.

Jeremiah 5:8

They are well-fed, eager stallions,
each neighing after someone else’s wife.

Jeremiah 5:21

Hear this,
you foolish and senseless people.
They have eyes, but they don’t see.
They have ears, but they don’t hear.

Ezekiel 18:31

Throw off all the transgressions you have committed, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. Why should you die, house of Israel?

Hosea 4:11-12

Promiscuity, wine, and new wine
take away one’s understanding.

Hosea 13:9

I will destroy you, Israel;
you have no help but Me.

Romans 1:22-24

Claiming to be wise, they became fools

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