2:11 Discretion 46 will protect you, 47
understanding will guard you,
2:12 to deliver 48 you from the way of the wicked, 49
from those 50 speaking perversity, 51
2:13 who leave 52 the upright 53 paths
to walk on the dark 54 ways,
2:14 who delight 55 in doing 56 evil, 57
they rejoice in perverse evil; 58
2:15 whose paths 59 are morally crooked, 60
and who are devious 61 in their ways;
2:16 to deliver you 62 from the adulteress, 63
from the sexually loose woman 64 who speaks flattering 65 words; 66
2:17 who leaves 67 the husband 68 from her younger days, 69
and forgets her marriage covenant 70 made before God. 71
2:18 For her house 72 sinks 73 down to death,
and her paths lead 74 to the place of the departed spirits. 75
2:19 None who go in to her will return, 76
nor will they reach the paths of life. 77
18:20 You must not have sexual intercourse with the wife of your fellow citizen to become unclean with her.
22:22 If a man is caught having sexual relations with a married woman both the man who had relations with the woman and the woman herself must die; in this way you will purge evil from Israel.
MISHNAH. JUST AS THE WATER PROVES HER SO THE WATER PROVES HIM;3 AS IT IS SAID, 'AND SHALL ENTER' TWICE.4 JUST AS SHE IS PROHIBITED TO THE HUSBAND5 SO IS SHE PROHIBITED TO THE PARAMOUR;6 AS IT IS SAID, DEFILED … AND IS DEFILED.7 THIS IS THE STATEMENT OF R. AKIBA. R. JOSHUA SAID: THUS USED ZECHARIAH B. HAKAZAB TO EXPOUND.8 RABBI SAYS: THE WORD DEFILED OCCURS TWICE IN THE SCRIPTURAL PORTION,9 ONE REFERRING [TO HER BEING PROHIBITED] TO THE HUSBAND AND THE OTHER TO THE PARAMOUR.