Proverbs 6:30-35

30 People do not despise a thief if he steals
    to satisfy his hunger when he is starving.
31 Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold,
    though it costs him all the wealth of his house.
32 But a man who commits adultery has no sense;
    whoever does so destroys himself.
33 Blows and disgrace are his lot,
    and his shame will never be wiped away.

34 For jealousy arouses a husband’s fury,
    and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.
35 He will not accept any compensation;
    he will refuse a bribe, however great it is.

One response to “Proverbs 6:30-35

  1. Stealing to stay alive and satisfy a starving hunger is not right, but can be understood and pity can be found. To lust after another’s wife, to satisfy your selfish lusts, can not be rationalized and the king tells his son that the husband will find no mercy in his revenge.

    The passage is about controlling ourselves and bringing our flesh and its desires under control and in submission to our spirit and the power that we can find in God.

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