whose paths are crooked, and whose ways are devious.
It will rescue you from a forbidden woman, from a stranger with her flattering talk,
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who abandons the companion of her youth and forgets the covenant of her God;
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for her house sinks down to death and her ways to the land of the departed spirits.
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None return who go to her; none reach the paths of life.
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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;
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but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the treacherous uprooted from it.