Proverbs 1:10-19 Tree of Life Version (TLV)
Avoid a Bloodthirsty Gang
10 My son, if sinners entice you, do not give in.
11 Suppose they say: “Come with us!
Let’s lie in wait for blood!
Let’s ambush the innocent—for no reason!
12 Let’s swallow them alive like Sheol—
still healthy, as they go down to the Pit!
13 We’ll find all sorts of valuable things,
we’ll fill our homes with loot!
14 Throw your lot in with us—
we’ll all have one wallet.”
15 My son, do not go along with them,
keep your foot from their path—
16 for their feet run to evil
and they are swift to shed blood.
17 Surely it is useless to spread a net
in the eyes of all winged creatures!
18 But they lie in wait for their own blood.
They ambush their own lives.
19 Such is the fate of all gaining by violence.
It takes the life of its possessor.