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Proverbs 4:14-27 World English Bible (WEB)

14 Don’t enter into the path of the wicked.
    Don’t walk in the way of evil men.
15 Avoid it, and don’t pass by it.
    Turn from it, and pass on.
16 For they don’t sleep, unless they do evil.
    Their sleep is taken away, unless they make someone fall.
17 For they eat the bread of wickedness,
    and drink the wine of violence.
18 But the path of the righteous is like the dawning light,
    that shines more and more until the perfect day.
19 The way of the wicked is like darkness.
    They don’t know what they stumble over.

20 My son, attend to my words.
    Turn your ear to my sayings.
21 Let them not depart from your eyes.
    Keep them in the center of your heart.
22 For they are life to those who find them,
    and health to their whole body.
23 Keep your heart with all diligence,
    for out of it is the wellspring of life.
24 Put away from yourself a perverse mouth.
    Put corrupt lips far from you.
25 Let your eyes look straight ahead.
    Fix your gaze directly before you.
26 Make the path of your feet level.
    Let all of your ways be established.
27 Don’t turn to the right hand nor to the left.
    Remove your foot from evil.

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Proverbs 4:14-27 New International Version (NIV)

14 Do not set foot on the path of the wicked
    or walk in the way of evildoers.
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;
    they are robbed of sleep till they make someone stumble.
17 They eat the bread of wickedness
    and drink the wine of violence.

18 The path of the righteous is like the morning sun,
    shining ever brighter till the full light of day.
19 But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness;
    they do not know what makes them stumble.

20 My son, pay attention to what I say;
    turn your ear to my words.
21 Do not let them out of your sight,
    keep them within your heart;
22 for they are life to those who find them
    and health to one’s whole body.
23 Above all else, guard your heart,
    for everything you do flows from it.
24 Keep your mouth free of perversity;
    keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
25 Let your eyes look straight ahead;
    fix your gaze directly before you.
26 Give careful thought to the[a] paths for your feet
    and be steadfast in all your ways.
27 Do not turn to the right or the left;
    keep your foot from evil.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 4:26 Or Make level
New International Version (NIV)

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