[16 Wisdom will save you also from the adulterous woman,
from the wayward woman with her seductive words,]
18 Surely her house leads down to death
and her paths to the spirits of the dead.
The consequences of adultery can be devastating. From the rage of the betrayed spouse to the collapse of relationships and exposure to blackmail, things may never be restored to the way they once were. There may be indulgences which are worth the risk, but adultery is surely not one of them. It is an awful thing to bring the destruction of sin into your own life, but it is even worse to afflict the lives of others. And for what? The pleasures of adultery are fleeting, but the consequences are permanent.