Proverbs 1:8-19 LEB

Lecture Against Gang Behavior

8 My child, may you keepa your father's instruction, and do not reject your mother's teachings,

References for Proverbs 1:8

    • e 1:8 - Or "obey," or "hear"
      9 for they [are] a garland of favor for your head, and pendants for your neck.
      10 My child, if sinners entice you, do not consent.
      11 If they say, "Come with us! We shall lie in wait for blood; we shall ambush the innocent without cause.b

      References for Proverbs 1:11

        • f 1:11 - Or "wantonly," or "for nothing"
          12 Like Sheol,c we will swallow them alive and whole, {like those who descend to the pit}.d

          References for Proverbs 1:12

            • g 1:12 - A term for the place where the dead reside, i.e., the Underworld
            • h 1:12 - Literally "like the descenders of a pit"
              13 We shall find all precious wealth, we shall fill our houses [with] booty,
              14 you shall throw your lot in our midst, there will be one purse for all of us."
              15 My child, do not walk in their way.e Keep your foot from their paths,

              References for Proverbs 1:15

                • i 1:15 - Or "on their road"
                  16 for their feet run to evil, and they hurry to shed blood,
                  17 for "in vainf is the net scattered, in the sight of any {winged bird}."g

                  References for Proverbs 1:17

                    • j 1:17 - Or "without cause," or "for nothing"
                    • k 1:17 - Literally "bird of wing"
                      18 They lie in wait for their [own] blood. They ambush their [own] lives.
                      19 Thus are the ways of all who are greedy [for] gain-- it will take the life of its possessors.