Proverbs 4:10-20 NIV

10 Listen, my son,1 accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many.2

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11 I guide3 you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.4

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12 When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble.5

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13 Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.6

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14 Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men.7

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15 Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way.
16 For they cannot sleep till they do evil;8 they are robbed of slumber till they make someone fall.

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17 They eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence.9

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18 The path of the righteous10 is like the first gleam of dawn,11 shining ever brighter till the full light of day.12

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19 But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness;13 they do not know what makes them stumble.14

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20 My son,15 pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words.16

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