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15Avoid it, pass not by it;
Turn from it, and pass on.
16For they sleep not, except they have done evil;
And their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.
17For they eat the bread of wickedness,
And drink the wine of violence. 18But the path of the righteous is as the light of dawn,
That shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
19The way of the wicked is as darkness;
They know not at what they stumble.
20My son, attend to my words;
Incline thine ear unto my sayings.
21Let them not depart from thine eyes;
Keep them in the midst of thy heart.
22For they are life unto those that find them,
And health to all their flesh.
23Above all that thou guardest keep thy heart;
For out of it are the issues of life.
24Put away from thee a froward mouth,
And perverse lips put far from thee.
25Let thine eyes look right on,
And let thine eyelids look straight before thee.
26Make plain the path of thy feet,
And let all thy ways be established.
27Turn not to the right hand nor to the left;
Remove thy foot from evil.

5 My son, attend unto my wisdom;
Incline thine ear to my understanding;
2That thou mayest preserve discretion,
And that thy lips may keep knowledge.
3For the lips of a strange woman drop honey,
And her mouth is smoother than oil;
4But her end is bitter as wormwood,
Sharp as a two-edged sword.
5Her feet go down to death;
Her steps take hold on the nether-world;
6Lest she should walk the even path of life,
Her ways wander, but she knoweth it not.
7Now therefore, O ye children, hearken unto me,
And depart not from the words of my mouth.
8Remove thy way far from her,
And come not nigh the door of her house;
9Lest thou give thy vigour unto others,
And thy years unto the cruel;
10Lest strangers be filled with thy strength,
And thy labours be in the house of an alien;
11And thou moan, when thine end cometh,
When thy flesh and thy body are consumed,
12And say: 'How have I hated instruction,
And my heart despised reproof;
13Neither have I hearkened to the voice of my teachers,
Nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!
14I was well nigh in all evil In the midst of the congregation and assembly.'
15Drink waters out of thine own cistern,