Proverbs 6:35

ESV He will accept no compensation; he will refuse though you multiply gifts.
NIV He will not accept any compensation; he will refuse a bribe, however great it is.
NASB He will not accept any settlement, Nor will he be satisfied though you make it a large gift.
CSB He will not be appeased by anything or be persuaded by lavish bribes.
NLT He will accept no compensation, nor be satisfied with a payoff of any size.
KJV He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.
NKJV He will accept no recompense, Nor will he be appeased though you give many gifts.

What does Proverbs 6:35 mean?

This continues a point made by Solomon in the prior verse (Proverbs 6:34). Adultery is not only a sin (Exodus 20:14), and foolish (Proverbs 6:32), it invites serious consequences (Proverbs 6:27–34). Among these are revenge from a wronged spouse—in most cultures, this usually would come from an enraged husband. Here it's noted that bribes, gifts, or payoffs aren't likely to calm a furious spouse.

History is full of accounts of jealous husbands' unwillingness to forget an offense. Perhaps, Solomon is referring to the legal trial of an adulterer and his fruitless effort to bribe the prosecutor as well as the jealous husband. It is best to avoid such a disgraceful, inextricable situation by refusing to commit adultery. If a husband obeys the counsel Paul gives in Ephesians 5, he will avoid adultery. Paul writes in verse 25, "Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself for her." He adds in verses 28 and 33: "Husbands should love their wives as their own bodies…Let each of you love his wife as himself" (Ephesians 5:25–28, 33).
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