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Proverbs 4:10-19 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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10 Listen, my son, and take in my speech, then the years of your life will be many. 10 Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many.
11 I teach you the path of wisdom. I lead you in straight courses. 11 I guide you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.
12 When you walk, you won't be hindered; when you run, you won't stumble. 12 When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble.
13 Hold on to instruction; don't slack off; protect it, for it is your life. 13 Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.
14 Don't go on the way of the wicked; don't walk on the path of evil people. 14 Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men.
15 Avoid it! Don't turn onto it; stay off of it and keep going! 15 Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way.
16 They don't sleep unless they do evil; they are robbed of sleep unless they make someone stumble. 16 For they cannot sleep till they do evil; they are robbed of slumber till they make someone fall.
17 They eat the bread of evil, and they drink the wine of violence. 17 They eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence.
18 The way of the righteous is like morning light that gets brighter and brighter till it is full day. 18 The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.
19 The path of the wicked is like deep darkness; they don't know where they will stumble. 19 But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble.