Proverbs 1:10-19 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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10 My child, if sinners entice you, turn your back on them! 10 My son, if sinners entice you, do not give in to them.
11 They may say, "Come and join us. Let's hide and kill someone! Let's ambush the innocent! 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's swallow them alive as the grave swallows its victims. Though they are in the prime of life, they will go down into the pit of death. 12 let's swallow them alive, like the grave, and whole, like those who go down to the pit;
13 And the loot we'll get! We'll fill our houses with all kinds of things! 13 we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our houses with plunder;
14 Come on, throw in your lot with us; we'll split our loot with you." 14 throw in your lot with us, and we will share a common purse"--
15 Don't go along with them, my child! Stay far away from their paths. 15 my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot on their paths;
16 They rush to commit crimes. They hurry to commit murder. 16 for their feet rush into sin, they are swift to shed blood.
17 When a bird sees a trap being set, it stays away. 17 How useless to spread a net in full view of all the birds!
18 But not these people! They set an ambush for themselves; they booby-trap their own lives! 18 These men lie in wait for their own blood; they waylay only themselves!
19 Such is the fate of all who are greedy for gain. It ends up robbing them of life. 19 Such is the end of all who go after ill-gotten gain; it takes away the lives of those who get it.