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

 
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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.
20 Wisdom cries aloud in the street; in the markets she raises her voice; 20 Wisdom calls aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares;
21 on the top of the walls she cries out; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks: 21 at the head of the noisy streets she cries out, in the gateways of the city she makes her speech:
22 "How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple? How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools hate knowledge? 22 "How long will you simple ones love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge?
23 Give heed to my reproof; behold, I will pour out my thoughts to you; I will make my words known to you. 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 Because I have called and you refused to listen, have stretched out my hand and no one has heeded, 24 But since you rejected me when I called and no one gave heed when I stretched out my hand,
25 and you have ignored all my counsel and would have none of my reproof, 25 since you ignored all my advice and would not accept my rebuke,