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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10 My son, if sinners 5entice you, 6Do not consent.
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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