Proverbs 1:8-19 (CEB)
8 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction;
don’t neglect your mother’s teaching;
and beads for your neck.
10 My son, don’t let sinners entice you.
11 when they say:
“Come with us.
Let’s set up a deadly ambush.
Let’s secretly wait for the innocent just for fun.
whole, like those who go down into the pit.
we’ll fill our houses with plunder.
we’ll share our money.”
15 My son, don’t go on the path with them;
keep your feet from their way,
16 because their feet run to evil;
they hurry to spill blood.
17 It’s useless to cast a net
in the sight of a bird.
18 But these sinners set up a deadly ambush;
they lie in wait for their own lives.
19 These are the ways of all who seek unjust gain;
it costs them their lives.