8 My child, may you keepe your father’s instruction,
and do not reject your mother’s teachings,
and pendants for your neck.
“Come with us!
We shall lie in wait for blood;
we shall ambush the innocent without cause.f
12 Like Sheol,g we will swallow them alive
and whole, ⌊like those who descend to the pit⌋.h
we shall fill our houses with booty,
there will be one purse for all of us.”
15 My child, do not walk in their way.i
Keep your foot from their paths,
and they hurry to shed blood,
17 for “in vainj is the net scattered,
in the sight of any ⌊winged bird⌋.”k
They ambush their own lives.
it will take the life of its possessors.
Or “obey,” or “hear”
Or “wantonly,” or “for nothing”
A term for the place where the dead reside, i.e., the Underworld
Literally “like the descenders of a pit”
Or “on their road”
Or “without cause,” or “for nothing”
Literally “bird of wing”