Proverbs 1:8-18 NIV

Exhortations to Embrace Wisdom

Warning Against Enticement

8 Listen, my son,1 to your father's2 instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching.3

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      9 They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.4

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      10 My son, if sinners entice5 you, do not give in6 to them.7

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      11 If they say, "Come along with us; let's lie in wait8 for someone's blood, let's waylay some harmless soul;

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      12 let's swallow9 them alive, like the grave,a and whole, like those who go down to the pit;10

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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 purse11"--

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              15 my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot12 on their paths;13

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              16 for their feet rush into sin,14 they are swift to shed blood.15

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              17 How useless to spread a net in full view of all the birds!
              18 These men lie in wait16 for their own blood; they waylay only themselves!17

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