Proverbs 1:15-25 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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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.
20 Wisdom shouts in the streets. She cries out in the public square. 20 Wisdom calls aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares;
21 She calls out to the crowds along the main street, and to those in front of city hall. 21 at the head of the noisy streets she cries out, in the gateways of the city she makes her speech:
22 "You simpletons!" she cries. "How long will you go on being simpleminded? How long will you mockers relish your mocking? How long will you fools fight the facts? 22 "How long will you simple ones love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge?
23 Come here and listen to me! I'll pour out the spirit of wisdom upon you and make you wise. 23 If you had responded to my rebuke, I would have poured out my heart to you and made my thoughts known to you.
24 "I called you so often, but you didn't come. I reached out to you, but you paid no attention. 24 But since you rejected me when I called and no one gave heed when I stretched out my hand,
25 You ignored my advice and rejected the correction I offered. 25 since you ignored all my advice and would not accept my rebuke,