Proverbs 4:11-21 NIV

11 I guide1 you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.2

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12 When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble.3

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13 Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.4

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14 Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men.5

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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;6 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.7

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18 The path of the righteous8 is like the first gleam of dawn,9 shining ever brighter till the full light of day.10

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19 But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness;11 they do not know what makes them stumble.12

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20 My son,13 pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words.14

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21 Do not let them out of your sight,15 keep them within your heart;

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