Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men.115
Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way.
For they cannot sleep till they do evil;2 they are robbed of slumber till they make someone fall.
They eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence.318
The path of the righteous4 is like the first gleam of dawn,5 shining ever brighter till the full light of day.619
But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness;7 they do not know what makes them stumble.820
My son,9 pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words.1021
Do not let them out of your sight,11 keep them within your heart;
for they are life to those who find them and health to a man's whole body.1223
Above all else, guard13 your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.1424
Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
Let your eyes15 look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you.
Make levela paths for your feet16 and take only ways that are firm.
Do not swerve to the right or the left;17 keep your foot from evil.