Proverbs 4:16-26 NIV

16 For they cannot sleep till they do evil;1 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.2

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18 The path of the righteous3 is like the first gleam of dawn,4 shining ever brighter till the full light of day.5

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19 But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness;6 they do not know what makes them stumble.7

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20 My son,8 pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words.9

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21 Do not let them out of your sight,10 keep them within your heart;

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22 for they are life to those who find them and health to a man's whole body.11

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23 Above all else, guard12 your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.13

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24 Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
25 Let your eyes14 look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you.

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26 Make levela paths for your feet15 and take only ways that are firm.

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    • b 4:26 - Or "Consider the"