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

 
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10 My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent. 10 My son, if sinners entice you, do not give in to them.
11 If they say, "Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood, let us wantonly 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 like Sheol let us swallow them alive and whole, like those who go down to 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 goods, we shall fill our houses with spoil; 13 we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our houses with plunder;
14 throw in your lot among us, we will all have one purse" -- 14 throw in your lot with us, and we will share a common purse"--
15 my son, do not walk in the way with them, hold back your foot from their paths; 15 my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot on their paths;
16 for their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed blood. 16 for their feet rush into sin, they are swift to shed blood.
17 For in vain is a net spread in the sight of any bird; 17 How useless to spread a net in full view of all the birds!
18 but these men lie in wait for their own blood, they set an ambush for their own lives. 18 These men lie in wait for their own blood; they waylay only themselves!
19 Such are the ways of all who get gain by violence; it takes away the life of its possessors. 19 Such is the end of all who go after ill-gotten gain; it takes away the lives of those who get it.