A Walk Through Proverbs; Warnings Against Violence


From the Complete Jewish Bible, by David H. Stern

Michlei (Proverbs) Chapter One, Verses 10-19

My son, if sinners entice you, don’t go along with them.  Suppose they say, “Come with us: we’ll ambush somebody and kill him, we’ll waylay some harmless soul, just for fun; we’ll swallow him alive, like sh’ol, whole, like those who descend to the pit; we’ll find everything he has of value, we’ll fill our homes with loot!  Throw in your lot with us; we’ll share a common purse”–my son, don’t go along with them, don’t set foot on their path; their feet run to evil, they rush to shed blood.  For in vain is the net baited if any bird can see it; rather, they are ambushing themselves to shed their own blood, waylaying themselves.  So are the ways of all greedy for gain–it takes the lives of those who get it.



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This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

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