32 But a man who commits adultery has no sense; whoever does so destroys himself.

Other Translations of Proverbs 6:32

King James Version

32 But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: understanding: Heb. heart he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.

English Standard Version

32 He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself.

The Message

32 Adultery is a brainless act, soul-destroying, self-destructive;

New King James Version

32 Whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding; He who does so destroys his own soul.

New Living Translation

32 But the man who commits adultery is an utter fool, for he destroys himself.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 6:32

Commentary on Proverbs 6:20-35

(Read Proverbs 6:20-35)

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.