Proverbs 1:12-22 NIV

12 let's swallow1 them alive, like the grave,a and whole, like those who go down to the pit;2

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    • b 1:12 - Hebrew "Sheol"
      13 we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our houses with plunder;
      14 throw in your lot with us, and we will share a common purse3"--

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          15 my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot4 on their paths;5

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          16 for their feet rush into sin,6 they are swift to shed blood.7

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          17 How useless to spread a net in full view of all the birds!
          18 These men lie in wait8 for their own blood; they waylay only themselves!9

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              19 Such is the end of all who go after ill-gotten gain; it takes away the lives of those who get it.10

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              Warning Against Rejecting Wisdom

              20 Wisdom calls aloud11 in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares;

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                  21 at the head of the noisy streetsb she cries out, in the gateways of the city she makes her speech:

                  References for Proverbs 1:21

                    • c 1:21 - Hebrew; Septuagint "/ on the tops of the walls"
                      22 "How long will you simple onesc12 love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate13 knowledge?

                      References for Proverbs 1:22

                        • d 1:22 - The Hebrew word rendered "simple" in Proverbs generally denotes one without moral direction and inclined to evil.