l My son, keep your father's commandment,
l and forsake not your mother's teaching.
21 m Bind them on your heart always;
n tie them around your neck.
22 o When you walk, they 1 will lead you;
o when you lie down, they will p watch over you;
and when you awake, they will talk with you.
23 For the commandment is q a lamp and the teaching a light,
and the r reproofs of discipline are the way of life,
24 to preserve you from the evil woman, 2
from the smooth tongue of s the adulteress. 3
25 t Do not desire her beauty in your heart,
and do not let her capture you with her u eyelashes;
26 for v the price of a prostitute is only w a loaf of bread, 4
but a married woman 5 x hunts down a precious life.
27 Can a man carry y fire next to his z chest
and his clothes not be burned?
28 Or can one a walk on hot coals
and his feet not be scorched?
29 So is he who goes in to his neighbor's wife;
none who touches her b will go unpunished.
30 People do not despise a thief if he steals
to c satisfy his appetite when he is hungry,
31 but d if he is caught, he will pay e sevenfold;
he will give all the goods of his house.
32 He who commits adultery lacks sense;
he who does it destroys himself.
33 He will get wounds and dishonor,
and his disgrace will not be wiped away.
34 For f jealousy makes a man furious,
and he will not spare when g he takes revenge.
35 He will accept no compensation;
he will refuse though you multiply gifts.