Proverbs 1:8-19 NIV

Prologue: Exhortations to Embrace Wisdom

Warning Against the Invitation of Sinful Men

8 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.

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      9 They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.

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      10 My son, if sinful men entice you, do not give in to them.

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      11 If they say, “Come along with us; let’s lie in wait for innocent blood, let’s ambush some harmless soul;

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      12 let’s swallow them alive, like the grave, and whole, like those who go down to the pit;

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          13 we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our houses with plunder;
          14 cast lots with us; we will all share the loot”—

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

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              16 for their feet rush into evil, they are swift to shed blood.

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              17 How useless to spread a net where every bird can see it!
              18 These men lie in wait for their own blood; they ambush only themselves!

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                  19 Such are the paths of all who go after ill-gotten gain; it takes away the life of those who get it.

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