18 But little do they know that the dead are there,
    that her guests are deep in the realm of the dead.(A)

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27 Her house is a highway to the grave,
    leading down to the chambers of death.(A)

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But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word(A) the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water.(B)

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26 For a prostitute can be had for a loaf of bread,
    but another man’s wife preys on your very life.(A)

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Her feet go down to death;
    her steps lead straight to the grave.(A)

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18 Surely her house leads down to death
    and her paths to the spirits of the dead.(A)
19 None who go to her return
    or attain the paths of life.(B)

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The fear of the Lord(A) is the beginning of knowledge,
    but fools[a] despise wisdom(B) and instruction.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 1:7 The Hebrew words rendered fool in Proverbs, and often elsewhere in the Old Testament, denote a person who is morally deficient.

“The ‘gods’ know nothing, they understand nothing.(A)
    They walk about in darkness;(B)
    all the foundations(C) of the earth are shaken.

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