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

 
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8 Hear, my child, your father's instruction, and do not reject your mother's teaching; 8 Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
9 for they are a fair garland for your head, and pendants for your neck. 9 They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.
10 My child, 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 kinds of costly things; we shall fill our houses with booty. 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 child, do not walk in their way, keep 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 hurry to shed blood. 16 for their feet rush into sin, they are swift to shed blood.
17 For in vain is the net baited while the bird is looking on; 17 How useless to spread a net in full view of all the birds!
18 yet they lie in wait—to kill themselves! and set an ambush—for their own lives! 18 These men lie in wait for their own blood; they waylay only themselves!
19 Such is the end of all who are greedy for gain; 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.