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Proverbs 6:26 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For on account of a harlot [a man is brought] to a piece of bread; And the adulteress hunteth for the precious life.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For by means of a whorish woman [a man is brought] to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For on account of a harlot [one is reduced] to a loaf of bread, And an adulteress hunts for the precious life.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For by means of a lewd woman [a man is brought] to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— for by means of a whorish woman [a man is brought] to a loaf of bread, and another's wife doth hunt for the precious soul.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Because, for the sake of an impure woman, [a man may be brought] even to a cake of bread,—and, a man's wife, for a precious soul, may hunt!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For a harlot consumeth unto a cake of bread, And an adulteress the precious soul hunteth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For the price of a harlot is scarce one loaf: but the woman catcheth the precious soul of a man.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For by meanes of a whorish woman, [a man is brought] to a piece of bread: and the adulteresse will hunt for the precious life.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For the value of a harlot is as much as of one loaf; and a woman hunts for the precious souls of men.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For by means of a whorish woman [a man is brought] to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
by means x1157
(1157) Complement
בַּעַד
b@`ad
{beh-ad'}
From H5704 with prepositional prefix; in up to or over against; generally at, beside, among, behind, for, etc.
of y1157
[1157] Standard
בַּעַד
b@`ad
{beh-ad'}
From H5704 with prepositional prefix; in up to or over against; generally at, beside, among, behind, for, etc.
a whorish 2181
{2181} Prime
זָנָה
zanah
{zaw-naw'}
A primitive root (highly fed and therefore wanton); to commit adultery (usually of the female, and less often of simple forniciation, rarely of involuntary ravishment); figuratively to commit idolatry (the Jewish people being regarded as the spouse of Jehovah).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
woman 802
{0802} Prime
אִשָּׁה
'ishshah
{ish-shaw'}
The first form is the feminine of H0376 or H0582; the second form is an irregular plural; a woman (used in the same wide sense as H0582).
[a man is brought] to x5704
(5704) Complement
עַד
`ad
{ad}
Properly the same as H5703 (used as a preposition, adverb or conjugation; especially with a preposition); as far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with).
a piece 3603
{3603} Prime
כִּכָּר
kikkar
{kik-kawr'}
From H3769; a circle, that is, (by implication) a circumjacent tract or region, especially the Ghor or valley of the Jordan; also a (round) loaf; also a talent (or large (round) coin).
of bread: 3899
{3899} Prime
לֶחֶם
lechem
{lekh'-em}
From H3898; food (for man or beast), especially bread, or grain (for making it).
and the adulteress 802
{0802} Prime
אִשָּׁה
'ishshah
{ish-shaw'}
The first form is the feminine of H0376 or H0582; the second form is an irregular plural; a woman (used in the same wide sense as H0582).
376
{0376} Prime
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
will hunt 6679
{6679} Prime
צוּד
tsuwd
{tsood}
A primitive root; to lie alongside (that is, in wait); by implication to catch an animal (figuratively men); (denominative from H6718) to victual (for a journey).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
for the precious 3368
{3368} Prime
יָקָר
yaqar
{yaw-kawr'}
From H3365; valuable (objectively or subjectively).
life. 5315
{5315} Prime
נֶפֶשׁ
nephesh
{neh'-fesh}
From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 6:26

_ _ The supplied words give a better sense than the old version: “The price of a whore is a piece of bread.”

_ _ adulteress — (Compare Margin), which the parallel and context (Proverbs 6:29-35) sustain. Of similar results of this sin, compare Proverbs 5:9-12.

_ _ will hunt — alluding to the snares spread by harlots (compare Proverbs 7:6-8).

_ _ precious life — more valuable than all else.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 6:20-35.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Proverbs 5:10 Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours [be] in the house of a stranger;
Proverbs 29:3 Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth [his] substance.
Proverbs 29:8 Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise [men] turn away wrath.
Luke 15:13-15 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. ... And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
Luke 15:30 But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.

a piece:

1 Samuel 2:36 And it shall come to pass, [that] every one that is left in thine house shall come [and] crouch to him for a piece of silver and a morsel of bread, and shall say, Put me, I pray thee, into one of the priests' offices, that I may eat a piece of bread.

the adulteress:
Heb. the woman of a man, or, a man's wife, hunt.
Genesis 39:14 That she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice:
Ezekiel 13:8 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I [am] against you, saith the Lord GOD.
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Gn 39:14. 1S 2:36. Pv 5:10; 29:3, 8. Ezk 13:8. Lk 15:13, 30.

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