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Proverbs 1:10–19

10 My son, if sinners entice you,

hDo not consent.

11 If they say, “Come with us,

Let us ilie in wait to shed blood;

Let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause;

12 Let us swallow them alive like 3Sheol,

And whole, jlike those who go down to the Pit;

13 We shall find all kinds of precious 4possessions,

We shall fill our houses with 5spoil;

14 Cast in your lot among us,

Let us all have one purse”—

15 My son, kdo not walk in the way with them,

lKeep your foot from their path;

16 mFor their feet run to evil,

And they make haste to shed blood.

17 Surely, in 6vain the net is spread

In the sight of any 7bird;

18 But they lie in wait for their own blood,

They lurk secretly for their own lives.

19 nSo are the ways of everyone who is greedy for gain;

It takes away the life of its owners.

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