The path of the righteous1 is like the first gleam of dawn,2 shining ever brighter till the full light of day.319
But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness;4 they do not know what makes them stumble.520
My son,6 pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words.721
Do not let them out of your sight,8 keep them within your heart;
for they are life to those who find them and health to a man's whole body.923
Above all else, guard10 your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.1124
Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
Let your eyes12 look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you.
Make levela paths for your feet13 and take only ways that are firm.
Do not swerve to the right or the left;14 keep your foot from evil.