NIV He will not accept any compensation; he will refuse a bribe, however great it is.
ESV - 35 He will accept no compensation; he will refuse though you multiply gifts.
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The bribe of which the passage is speaking is not being offered to the woman's husband before the commission of adultery, but afterward. Solomon is advising the young man to whom he is speaking never to commit adultery with another man's wife, because, when the woman's husband finds out what is going on, he will be so determined to take vengeance on the man with whom his wife has been having an affair that no subsequent bribe (that is, no offer of money or material gifts) to the husband from that man will be sufficient to placate the husband. The wronged husband will be satisfied with nothing less than inflicting physical harm or death upon the man with whom his wife has committed adultery.
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