Daily Wisdom 127: Proverbs 6:34-35

Proverbs 6:34–35 (NKJV) — 34 For jealousy is a husband’s fury; Therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance. 35 He will accept no recompense, Nor will he be appeased though you give many gifts.

Adultery invites violence. A man who commits adultery with another man’s wife sets himself up for revenge and possibly even violent death.

Nothing will appease in the case of adultery. The man who has been sinned against cannot be paid off. No matter how many gifts are given, he will never forget his humiliation and anger until he has gotten vengeance. This sin is instrumental in the breakdown of families, neighborhoods, and nations. A violation of the marriage vow is a violation of the most basic foundation of society.