Who goes in company with the workers of iniquity,
And walks with wicked men?
How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
I do not sit with deceitful men,
Nor will I go with pretenders.
“When you see a thief, you are pleased with him,
And you associate with adulterers.
He who walks with wise men will be wise,
But the companion of fools will suffer harm.
Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”
But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.
“Shall your boasts silence men?
And shall you scoff and none rebuke?
“For your guilt teaches your mouth,
And you choose the language of the crafty.
“Will you keep to the ancient path
Which wicked men have trod,
Behold, these are the wicked;
And always at ease, they have increased in wealth.
My son, do not walk in the way with them.
Keep your feet from their path,
To deliver you from the way of evil,
From the man who speaks perverse things;
Do not enter the path of the wicked
And do not proceed in the way of evil men.