Bible: Proverbs 1:10-19

Admonition to Avoid Easy but Unjust Riches

1:10 My child, if sinners 1  try to entice 2  you,

do not consent! 3 

1:11 If they say, “Come with us!

We will 4  lie in wait 5  to shed blood; 6 

we will ambush 7  an innocent person 8  capriciously. 9 

1:12 We will swallow them alive 10  like Sheol, 11 

those full of vigor 12  like those going down to the Pit.

1:13 We will seize 13  all kinds 14  of precious wealth;

we will fill our houses with plunder. 15 

1:14 Join with us! 16 

We will all share 17  equally in what we steal.” 18 

1:15 My child, do not go down 19  their way, 20 

withhold yourself 21  from their path; 22 

1:16 for they 23  are eager 24  to inflict harm, 25 

and they hasten 26  to shed blood. 27 

1:17 Surely it is futile to spread 28  a net

in plain sight of 29  any bird, 30 

1:18 but these men lie in wait for their own blood, 31 

they ambush their own lives! 32 

1:19 Such 33  are the ways 34  of all who gain profit unjustly; 35 

it 36  takes away the life 37  of those who obtain it! 38 

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