My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother;
for they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
If they say, "Come with us; let us lie in wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause;
let us swallow them up alive as the grave, and whole, as those that go down to the pit;
we shall find much precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil;
cast in thy lot among us, let us all have one purse""
my son, walk not thou in the way with them; restrain thy foot from their path;
for their feet run to evil and make haste to shed blood.
Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird!
And they lie in wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.
So are the ways of every one that is greedy for gain, which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.