My son, do not walk in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:
I was perfect before him, and I kept myself from my iniquity.
I considered my ways and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
Through thy precepts I have obtained understanding; therefore I have hated every false way.
It is time for thee, O LORD, to act; for they have dissipated thy law.
All we like sheep have become lost; we have turned each one to his own way; and the LORD transposed in him the iniquity of us all.
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Why dost thou talk so much, changing thy ways? Thou shalt also be ashamed of Egypt, as thou wast ashamed of Assyria.
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,
Having therefore left all malice and all guile and hypocrisies and envies and all murmurings,
For he that desires to love life and see the good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil and his lips that they speak no guile;