throw in your lot with us, and we will share a common purse1"--
my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot2 on their paths;316
for their feet rush into sin,4 they are swift to shed blood.517
How useless to spread a net in full view of all the birds!
These men lie in wait6 for their own blood; they waylay only themselves!719
Such is the end of all who go after ill-gotten gain; it takes away the lives of those who get it.8
Wisdom calls aloud9 in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares;
at the head of the noisy streetsa she cries out, in the gateways of the city she makes her speech:
"How long will you simple onesb10 love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate11 knowledge?
If you had responded to my rebuke, I would have poured out my heart to you and made my thoughts known to you.
But since you rejected12 me when I called13 and no one gave heed14 when I stretched out my hand,