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.
they do not know over what they jstumble.
20 Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise,
but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
7 Leave the presence of a fool,
for there you do not meet words of knowledge.
19 nIt is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor
than to odivide the spoil with the proud.
19 Whoever egoes about slandering reveals secrets;
5 uThorns and snares are in the way of the crooked;
whoever vguards his soul will keep far from them.
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.
ido not desire his delicacies,
7 for he is like one who is inwardly calculating.2
“Eat and drink!” he says to you,
but his jheart is not with you.
8 You will vomit up the morsels that you have eaten,
and waste your pleasant words.
or among agluttonous eaters of meat,
21 for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty,
and bslumber will clothe them with rags.
24 Be not uenvious of evil men,
nor desire to be vwith them,
2 for their hearts wdevise violence,
and their lips xtalk of trouble.
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?