Proverbs 4:14–19; Proverbs 13:20; Proverbs 14:7; Proverbs 16:19; Proverbs 20:19; Proverbs 22:5; Proverbs 22:24–25; Proverbs 23:6–8; Proverbs 23:20–21; Proverbs 24:1–2; Proverbs 24:21–22

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Proverbs 4:14–19

14  aDo not enter the path of the wicked,

and do not walk in the way of the evil.

15  Avoid it; do not go on it;

turn away from it and pass on.

16  For they bcannot sleep unless they have done wrong;

they are robbed of sleep unless they have made someone stumble.

17  For they eat the bread of wickedness

cand drink the wine of violence.

18  But dthe path of the righteous is like ethe light of dawn,

which shines fbrighter and brighter until gfull day.

19  hThe way of the wicked is like deep idarkness;

they do not know over what they jstumble.

Proverbs 13:20

20  Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise,

but the companion of fools will suffer harm.

Proverbs 14:7

Leave the presence of a fool,

for there you do not meet words of knowledge.

Proverbs 16:19

19  nIt is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor

than to odivide the spoil with the proud.

Proverbs 20:19

19  Whoever egoes about slandering reveals secrets;

therefore do not associate with fa simple babbler.1

Proverbs 22:5

uThorns and snares are in the way of the crooked;

whoever vguards his soul will keep far from them.

Proverbs 22:24–25

24  Make no friendship with a man given to anger,

nor go with a wrathful man,

25  lest you learn his ways

and entangle yourself in a snare.

Proverbs 23:6–8

gDo not eat the bread of a man who is hstingy;1

ido not desire his delicacies,

for he is like one who is inwardly calculating.2

Eat and drink! he says to you,

but his jheart is not with you.

You will vomit up the morsels that you have eaten,

and waste your pleasant words.

Proverbs 23:20–21

20  Be not among zdrunkards1

or among agluttonous eaters of meat,

21  for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty,

and bslumber will clothe them with rags.

Proverbs 24:1–2

Be not uenvious of evil men,

nor desire to be vwith them,

for their hearts wdevise violence,

and their lips xtalk of trouble.

Proverbs 24:21–22

21  My son, zfear the Lord and the king,

and do not join with those who do otherwise,

22  for disaster will arise suddenly from them,

and who knows the ruin that will come from them both?