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Admonition to Avoid Easy but Unjust Riches

1:10 My child, if sinners58 try to entice59 you,

do not consent!60

1:11 If they say, “Come with us!

We will61 lie in wait62 to shed blood;63

we will ambush64 an innocent person65 capriciously.66

1:12 We will swallow them alive67 like Sheol,68

those full of vigor69 like those going down to the Pit.

1:13 We will seize70 all kinds71 of precious wealth;

we will fill our houses with plunder.72

1:14 Join with us!73

We will all share74 equally in what we steal.”75

1:15 My child, do not go down76 their way,77

withhold yourself78 from their path;79

1:16 for they80 are eager81 to inflict harm,82

and they hasten83 to shed blood.84

1:17 Surely it is futile to spread85 a net

in plain sight of86 any bird,87

1:18 but these men lie in wait for their own blood,88

they ambush their own lives!89

1:19 Such90 are the ways91 of all who gain profit unjustly;92

it93 takes away the life94 of those who obtain it!95


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