Proverbs 1:8-19 (New American Standard)

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The Enticement of Sinners

8 1Hear, my son, your father's instruction And 2do not forsake your mother's teaching; 9 Indeed, they are a 3graceful wreath to your head And a4ornaments about your neck. 10 My son, if sinners 5entice you, 6Do not consent. 11 If they say, "Come with us, Let us 7lie in wait for blood, Let us 8ambush the innocent without cause; 12 Let us 9swallow them alive like Sheol, Even whole, as those who 10go down to the pit; 13 We will find all kinds of precious wealth, We will fill our houses with spoil; 14 Throw in your lot bwith us, We shall all have one purse," 15 My son, 11do not walk in the way with them. 12Keep your feet from their path, 16 For 13their feet run to evil And they hasten to shed blood. 17 Indeed, it is cuseless to spread the baited net In the sight of any dbird ; 18 But they 14lie in wait for their own blood; They ambush their own lives. 19 So are the ways of everyone who 15gains by violence; It takes away the life of its possessors.
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