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How does a prostitue reduce someone to a loaf of bread (Proverbs 6:26)?

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for the price of a prostitute is only a loaf of bread,[g]
    but a married woman[h] hunts down a precious life. (ESV)

For the context, see Proverbs 6:20-35.

Proverbs 6:26

ESV - 26 For the price of a prostitute is only a loaf of bread, but a married woman hunts down a precious life.

Clarify Share Report Asked March 07 2020 My picture Jack Gutknecht

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
The loaf of bread (or the price of that loaf) of which the proverb is speaking is the cost of hiring a prostitute for sex. The proverb is comparing that relatively small expense with the much greater "cost" (even if no exchange of money or goods takes place) to a man who commits adultery with another man's wife (even if the wife was a woman of loose morals who was a willing participant in that adultery), which may result in the adulterer losing his life at the hands of the woman's wronged husband.

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