For they cannot sleep till they do evil;1 they are robbed of slumber till they make someone fall.
They eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence.218
The path of the righteous3 is like the first gleam of dawn,4 shining ever brighter till the full light of day.519
But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness;6 they do not know what makes them stumble.720
My son,8 pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words.921
Do not let them out of your sight,10 keep them within your heart;
for they are life to those who find them and health to a man's whole body.1123
Above all else, guard12 your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.1324
Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
Let your eyes14 look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you.
Make levela paths for your feet15 and take only ways that are firm.