My son, if sinners entice1 you, do not give in2 to them.311
If they say, "Come along with us; let's lie in wait4 for someone's blood, let's waylay some harmless soul;
let's swallow5 them alive, like the grave,a and whole, like those who go down to the pit;613
we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our houses with plunder;
throw in your lot with us, and we will share a common purse7"--
my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot8 on their paths;916
for their feet rush into sin,10 they are swift to shed blood.1117
How useless to spread a net in full view of all the birds!