Forsake the simple ones, and live, and advance in the way of understanding.
I have not sat with men of deceit, nor, with dissemblers, would I enter;
Hearken, O daughter, and observe, Incline also thine ear, Forget, then, thine own people, And the house of thy father;
In the way of wisdom, have I taught thee, I have guided thee in tracks of uprightness.
Upon the path of the lawless, do not thou enter, and do not advance in the way of the wicked:
For, he that findeth me, findeth life, and hath obtained favour from Yahweh;
For, by me, shall be multiplied - thy days, and there be added to thee - the years of life.
On the way to life, is he that heedeth correction, but, he that hateth reproof, is going astray.
He that walketh with the wise, becometh wise, but, the friend of dullards, becometh foolish.
Enter ye in at, the narrow gate; because broad and roomy is the way that leadeth unto destruction, - and, many, are they who enter thereby:
Be striving to enter through the narrow door; for, many, I say unto you, will seek to enter, and will not be able, -
And, with many different words, bare he frail witness, and went on exhorting them saying - Be saved from this perverse generation!
Wherefore come ye forth out of their midst, and be separated, - saith the Lord, - and, one impure, do not touch; and, I, will give you welcome,