- Proverbs 6:31-35
- Prov 6:31 (KJB)
- But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all
the substance of his house.
- Looking at the previous verse concerning the thief. Even though he stole
because he was hungry, if he is apprehended then he must restore to the one
he stole from sevenfold. In fact, if this person is so poor that he cannot
even afford one meal, then the “all substance” of his house may also include
the selling of himself into becoming the indentured servant of the one he
stole from. This verse teaches that even a person who is destitute will not
escape the penalty of the law. A thief who is very poor will have to pay the
penalty because in reality, it is their pride which caused them to steal
because they will not beg or knock on a friend’s door and ask for help.
There is always a way to gain help so that one will not have to resort to
- Prov 6:32 (KJB)
- But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he
that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.
- The root cause of adultery is base lust and it means that a person is
not guarding their heart. As we saw in Hebrews 13:4, that God Himself is
going to judge adulterers and this means both parties, not just the man or
the woman. Here though the warning goes out to the men that those who are
adulterers are heading for hell. (Mark
7:21 KJV) For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts,
adulteries, fornications, murders, The fact that
they are engaging in adultery in the outward manifestation shows that the
heart has not been regenerated. Those who are truly saved will understand
that committing adultery will have many consequences but since the unsaved
ignore God and His Word, they do not consider their fate until it is too
- Prov 6:33 (KJB)
- A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach shall not be
- Reproach - Disgrace
- Once this person is exposed, he may get wounded from the husband of the
one he committed adultery with or he may receive some type of punishment
from the court. In the time of Solomon, the law was still in effect and it
commanded the death penalty. (Lev 20:10
KJV) And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife,
even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the
adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
If his life is spared, he will never escape the dishonor
and the disgrace which will follow them for many years to come and will
destroy their credibility not allowing anyone to ever trust them again.
(Num 32:23 KJV) But if ye will not do
so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find
you out. Many think they can commit adultery by
going to a remote place or on another part of town, but the verse in Numbers
32:23 teaches us plainly that the sin will find them out, that is, they will
be exposed and brought out in the open.
- Prov 6:34 (KJB)
- For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in
the day of vengeance.
- Here is a reality and we have all seen scenarios like this. A man whose
wife is having an adulterous affair will become jealous to the point of rage
building up in him like a volcano before it erupts. When the husband finally
catches up with the man who has been adulterous with his wife, he will then
vent all that pent up anger and he will not spare him. This is one aspect of
the wound spoken of in verse 33. This verse teaches plainly that the
consequences of sin will eventually come to everyone who chooses to engage
in it. (Gal 6:7 KJV) Be not deceived;
God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
Whatever a person is sowing, they will eventually reap
the consequences of that sin. No one can get away from the penalties of sin.
- Prov 6:35 (KJB)
- He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou
givest many gifts.
- This is the route that rich people normally take. They like to buy off
the people whom they have offended but there comes a time when money and
favors will not suffice for the hurt and sin that was committed against the
marriage. This husband may not be content with gifts and bribery, instead he
may want the life of the adulterer in fulfillment of the law. When one
thinks about it, is it really worth sacrificing one’s life for a few sexual
trysts? Today, you may not get avenged by a husband but you may get a
sexually transmitted disease which may ultimately take your life. Again, no
one escapes the consequences of sin.
(Rev 20:12 KJV) And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and
the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book
of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in
the books, according to their works.