My son,hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:9
For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chainsa about thy neck.10
My son, if sinnersentice thee, consent thou not.
If they say , Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:12
Let us swallow them upalive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:13
We shall find all precioussubstance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:14Cast in thy lotamong us; let us all have onepurse:15
My son,walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:16
For their feetrun to evil, and make haste to shedblood.17
Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird .
And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.19
So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.