Proverbs 1:8-19 NAS

The Enticement of Sinners

8 1Hear, my son, your father's instruction And 2do not forsake your mother's teaching;

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9 Indeed, they are a 3graceful wreath to your head And a4ornaments about your neck.

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    • b 1:9 - Lit "necklaces"
      10 My son, if sinners 5entice you, 6Do not consent.

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      11 If they say, "Come with us, Let us 7lie in wait for blood, Let us 8ambush the innocent without cause;

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      12 Let us 9swallow them alive like Sheol, Even whole, as those who 10go down to the pit;

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      13 We will find all kinds of precious wealth, We will fill our houses with spoil;
      14 Throw in your lot bwith us, We shall all have one purse,"

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        • c 1:14 - Lit "in the midst of us"
          15 My son, 11do not walk in the way with them. 12Keep your feet from their path,

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          16 For 13their feet run to evil And they hasten to shed blood.

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          17 Indeed, it is cuseless to spread the baited net In the sight of any dbird *;

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            • d 1:17 - Lit "in vain"
            • e 1:17 - Lit "possessor of wing"
              18 But they 14lie in wait for their own blood; They ambush their own lives.

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              19 So are the ways of everyone who 15gains by violence; It takes away the life of its possessors.

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