Proverbs 1:8-19 CSB

Avoid the Path of the Violent

8 Listen, my son, to your father's instruction, and don't reject your mother's teaching,a

References for Proverbs 1:8

    • i 1:8 - Pr 6:20; 31:1
      9 for they will be a garland of grace on your head and a [gold] chain around your neck.b

      References for Proverbs 1:9

        • j 1:9 - Pr 6:20-21
          10 My son, if sinners entice you, don't be persuaded.c

          References for Proverbs 1:10

              11 If they say-"Come with us! Let's set an ambush and kill someone.d Let's attack some innocent person just for fun!e

              References for Proverbs 1:11

                • l 1:11 - Lit Let's ambush for blood
                • m 1:11 - Lit person for no reason
                  12 Let's swallow them alive, like Sheol, still healthy as they go down to the Pit.
                  13 We'll find all kinds of valuable property and fill our houses with plunder.f

                  References for Proverbs 1:13

                      14 Throw in your lot with us, and we'll all share our money"g-

                      References for Proverbs 1:14

                        • o 1:14 - Lit us; one bag will be for all of us
                          15 my son, don't travel that road with them or set foot on their path,h

                          References for Proverbs 1:15

                              16 because their feet run toward trouble and they hurry to commit murder.i j

                              References for Proverbs 1:16

                                • q 1:16 - Lit to shed blood
                                • r 1:16 - Pr 6:17; Isa 59:7
                                  17 It is foolish to spread a net where any bird can see it,
                                  18 but they set an ambush to kill themselves;k they attack their own lives.

                                  References for Proverbs 1:18

                                    • s 1:18 - Lit they ambush for their blood
                                      19 Such are the paths of all who pursue gain dishonestly;l it takes the lives of those who profit from it.m

                                      References for Proverbs 1:19

                                        • t 1:19 - Pr 11:16-18; Ezk 22:27; Hab 2:6-12
                                        • u 1:19 - Lit takes the life of its masters