Proverbs 1:14-24 NIV

14 throw in your lot with us, and we will share a common purse1"--

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      15 my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot2 on their paths;3

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      16 for their feet rush into sin,4 they are swift to shed blood.5

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      17 How useless to spread a net in full view of all the birds!
      18 These men lie in wait6 for their own blood; they waylay only themselves!7

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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.8

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          Warning Against Rejecting Wisdom

          20 Wisdom calls aloud9 in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares;

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

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                • c 1:21 - Hebrew; Septuagint "/ on the tops of the walls"
                  22 "How long will you simple onesb10 love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate11 knowledge?

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                    • d 1:22 - The Hebrew word rendered "simple" in Proverbs generally denotes one without moral direction and inclined to evil.
                      23 If you had responded to my rebuke, I would have poured out my heart to you and made my thoughts known to you.
                      24 But since you rejected12 me when I called13 and no one gave heed14 when I stretched out my hand,

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