26 For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress the adulteress: Heb. the woman of a man, or, a man's wife will hunt for the precious life.
English Standard Version
26 for the price of a prostitute is only a loaf of bread,Or (compare Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate) for a prostitute leaves a man with nothing but a loaf of bread but a married womanHebrew a man's wife hunts down a precious life.
26 You can buy an hour with a whore for a loaf of bread, but a wanton woman may well eat you alive.
New King James Version
26 For by means of a harlot A man is reduced to a crust of bread; And an adulteress will prey upon his precious life.
New Living Translation
26 For a prostitute will bring you to poverty, but sleeping with another man's wife will cost you your life.
The word of God has something to say to us upon all occasions. Let not faithful reproofs ever make us uneasy. When we consider how much this sin abounds, how heinous adultery is in its own nature, of what evil consequence it is, and how certainly it destroys the spiritual life in the soul, we shall not wonder that the cautions against it are so often repeated. Let us notice the subjects of this chapter. Let us remember Him who willingly became our Surety, when we were strangers and enemies. And shall Christians, who have such prospects, motives, and examples, be slothful and careless? Shall we neglect what is pleasing to God, and what he will graciously reward? May we closely watch every sense by which poison can enter our minds or affections.