Blows and disgrace are his lot, and his shame will never be wiped away;
Wounds and disgrace he will find, And his reproach will not be blotted out.
Wounds and constant disgrace are his lot. His shame will never be erased.
Expect a bloody nose, a black eye, and a reputation ruined for good.
Wounds will be his and loss of honour, and his shame may not be washed away.
He will get wounds and dishonor, and his disgrace will not be wiped away.
Wounds and dishonor he will get, And his reproach will not be wiped away.
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1 tn Heb “He will receive a wound and contempt.”
2 sn Even though the text has said that the man caught in adultery ruins his life, it does not mean that he was put to death, although that could have happened. He seems to live on in ignominy, destroyed socially and spiritually. He might receive blows and wounds from the husband and shame and disgrace from the spiritual community. D. Kidner observes that in a morally healthy society the adulterer would be a social outcast (Proverbs [TOTC], 75).