who forsakes the companion of her youth and forgets the covenant of her God;
for her house sinks down to death, and her paths to the shades;
none who go to her come back nor do they regain the paths of life.
So you will walk in the way of good men and keep to the paths of the righteous.
For the upright will inhabit the land, and men of integrity will remain in it;
but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the treacherous will be rooted out of it.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)