Proverbs 4:14-27 NIV

14 Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men.1

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15 Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way.
16 For they cannot sleep till they do evil;2 they are robbed of slumber till they make someone fall.

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17 They eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence.3

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18 The path of the righteous4 is like the first gleam of dawn,5 shining ever brighter till the full light of day.6

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19 But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness;7 they do not know what makes them stumble.8

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20 My son,9 pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words.10

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21 Do not let them out of your sight,11 keep them within your heart;

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22 for they are life to those who find them and health to a man's whole body.12

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23 Above all else, guard13 your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.14

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24 Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
25 Let your eyes15 look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you.

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26 Make levela paths for your feet16 and take only ways that are firm.

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    • b 4:26 - Or "Consider the"
      27 Do not swerve to the right or the left;17 keep your foot from evil.

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