Proverbs 1:15-25 NIV

15 my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot1 on their paths;2

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16 for their feet rush into sin,3 they are swift to shed blood.4

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17 How useless to spread a net in full view of all the birds!
18 These men lie in wait5 for their own blood; they waylay only themselves!6

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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.7

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      Warning Against Rejecting Wisdom

      20 Wisdom calls aloud8 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 onesb9 love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate10 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 rejected11 me when I called12 and no one gave heed13 when I stretched out my hand,

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                  25 since you ignored all my advice and would not accept my rebuke,