For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.
in the end she's as bitter as wormwood and as sharp as a double-edged sword.
Her feet go down to death; her steps head straight for Sheol.
She doesn't consider the path of life; she doesn't know that her ways are unstable.
So now, [my] sons, listen to me, and don't turn away from the words of my mouth.
Keep your way far from her. Don't go near the door of her house.
Otherwise, you will give up your vitality to others and your years to someone cruel;
strangers will drain your resources, and your earnings will end up in a foreigner's house.
At the end of your life, you will lament when your physical body has been consumed,
and you will say, "How I hated discipline, and how my heart despised correction.
I didn't obey my teachers or listen closely to my mentors.
I was on the verge of complete ruin before the entire community."
For a prostitute's fee is only a loaf of bread, but an adulteress goes after [your] very life.
Can a man embrace fire and his clothes not be burned?
Can a man walk on coals without scorching his feet?
So it is with the one who sleeps with another man's wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished.
People don't despise the thief if he steals to satisfy himself when he is hungry.
Still, if caught, he must pay seven times as much; he must give up all the wealth in his house.
The one who commits adultery lacks sense; whoever does so destroys himself.
He will get a beating and dishonor, and his disgrace will never be removed.
For jealousy enrages a husband, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.
He will not be appeased by anything or be persuaded by lavish gifts.
He follows her impulsively like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deer bounding toward a trap
until an arrow pierces its liver, like a bird darting into a snare-- he doesn't know it will cost him his life.
Now, [my] sons, listen to me, and pay attention to the words of my mouth.
Don't let your heart turn aside to her ways; don't stray onto her paths.
For she has brought many down to death; her victims are countless.
Her house is the road to Sheol, descending to the chambers of death.
But he doesn't know that the departed spirits are there, that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.
Do you not know that the unjust will not inherit God's kingdom? Do not be deceived: no sexually immoral people, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexuals,
thieves, greedy people, drunkards, revilers, or swindlers will inherit God's kingdom.
Some of you were like this; but you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, moral impurity, promiscuity,
idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions,
envy, drunkenness, carousing, and anything similar, about which I tell you in advance-- as I told you before-- that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
For know and recognize this: no sexually immoral or impure or greedy person, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of the Messiah and of God.
But the cowards, unbelievers, vile, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars-- their share will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death."
Outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.