1Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching,
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for they are 2a graceful garland for your head and 3pendants for your neck.
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My son, if sinners 4entice you, do not consent.
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If they say, "Come with us, 5let us lie in wait for blood; 6let us ambush the innocent without reason;
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like Sheol let us 7swallow them alive, and whole, like 8those who go down to the pit;
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we shall find all precious goods, we shall fill our houses with plunder;
throw in your lot among us; we will all have one purse"--
my son, 9do not walk in the way with them; 10hold back your foot from their paths,
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for 11their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed blood.
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12For in vain is a net spread in the sight of any bird,
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but these men 13lie in wait for their own blood; they 14set an ambush for their own lives.
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15Such are the ways of everyone who is 16greedy for unjust gain; 17it takes away the life of its possessors.
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18Wisdom cries aloud in the street, in the markets she raises her voice;
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at the head of the noisy streets she cries out; at 19the entrance of the city gates she speaks:
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"How long, O 20simple ones, will you love being simple? How long will 21scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools 22hate knowledge?
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If you turn at my reproof, behold, I will 23pour out my spirit to you; I will make my words known to you.
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24Because I have called and 25you refused to listen, have 26stretched out my hand and no one has heeded,
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because you have 27ignored all my counsel and 28would have none of my reproof,
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I also 29will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when 30terror strikes you,
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when terror strikes you like 31a storm and your calamity comes like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you.
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32Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently but will not find me.
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Because they 33hated knowledge and 34did not choose the fear of the LORD,
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35would have none of my counsel and 36despised all my reproof,
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[See ver. 25 above]
[See ver. 25 above]
therefore they shall eat 37the fruit of their way, and have 38their fill of their own devices.
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For the simple are killed by 39their turning away, and 40the complacency of fools destroys them;
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but 41whoever listens to me will dwell secure and will be 42at ease, without dread of disaster."
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