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Proverbs 1:8-19 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: 8 Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck. 9 They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.
10 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. 10 My son, if sinners entice you, do not give in to them.
11 If they say , Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: 11 If they say, "Come along with us; let's lie in wait for someone's blood, let's waylay some harmless soul;
12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit: 12 let's swallow them alive, like the grave, and whole, like those who go down to the pit;
13 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: 13 we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our houses with plunder;
14 Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse: 14 throw in your lot with us, and we will share a common purse"--
15 My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path: 15 my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot on their paths;
16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood. 16 for their feet rush into sin, they are swift to shed blood.
17 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird . 17 How useless to spread a net in full view of all the birds!
18 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives. 18 These men lie in wait for their own blood; they waylay only themselves!
19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof. 19 Such is the end of all who go after ill-gotten gain; it takes away the lives of those who get it.