Proverbs 1:10–19; Proverbs 16:29; Proverbs 25:26; Proverbs 27:3; Proverbs 28:10

10  My son, if sinners lentice you,

do not consent.

11  If they say, Come with us, mlet us lie in wait for blood;

nlet us ambush the innocent without reason;

12  like Sheol let us oswallow them alive,

and whole, like pthose who go down to the pit;

13  we shall find all precious goods,

we shall fill our houses with plunder;

14  throw in your lot among us;

we will all have one purse

15  my son, qdo not walk in the way with them;

rhold back your foot from their paths,

16  for stheir feet run to evil,

and they make haste to shed blood.

17  tFor in vain is a net spread

in the sight of any bird,

18  but these men ulie in wait for their own blood;

they uset an ambush for their own lives.

19  vSuch are the ways of everyone who is wgreedy for unjust gain;

xit takes away the life of its possessors.


29  A man of violence dentices his neighbor

and leads him in a way that is not good.


26  Like pa muddied spring or a polluted fountain

is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.


A stone is heavy, and sand is weighty,

but aa fool's provocation is heavier than both.


10  Whoever misleads the upright into an evil way

rwill fall into his own pit,

but the blameless swill have a goodly inheritance.