whose paths are crooked, and whose ways are devious.
It will rescue you from a forbidden woman,a from a strangerb with her flattering talk,c17
who abandons the companion of her youth and forgets the covenant of her God;d18
for her house sinks down to death and her ways to the land of the departed spirits.e19
None return who go to her; none reach the paths of life.f20
So follow the way of good people, and keep to the paths of the righteous.
For the upright will inhabit the land, and those of integrity will remain in it;g22
but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the treacherous uprooted from it.