New International Version
14 Do not set foot on the path of the wicked
or walk in the way of evildoers.(A)
15 Avoid it, do not travel on it;
turn from it and go on your way.
16 For they cannot rest until they do evil;(B)
they are robbed of sleep till they make someone stumble.
17 They eat the bread of wickedness
and drink the wine of violence.(C)
18 The path of the righteous(D) is like the morning sun,(E)
shining ever brighter till the full light of day.(F)
19 But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness;(G)
they do not know what makes them stumble.(H)
20 My son,(I) pay attention to what I say;
turn your ear to my words.(J)
21 Do not let them out of your sight,(K)
keep them within your heart;
22 for they are life to those who find them
and health to one’s whole body.(L)
23 Above all else, guard(M) your heart,
for everything you do flows from it.(N)
24 Keep your mouth free of perversity;
keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
25 Let your eyes(O) look straight ahead;
fix your gaze directly before you.
26 Give careful thought to the[a] paths for your feet(P)
and be steadfast in all your ways.
27 Do not turn to the right or the left;(Q)
keep your foot from evil.
- Proverbs 4:26 Or Make level