DAY TWO, PART ONE
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.
This was written thousands of years ago, but unfortunately, it still is true today.