Proverbs 1:8-19 - Lecture Against Gang Behavior

8 Hear, my son, the correction of thy father, and do not reject the instruction of thy mother; 9 For, a wreath of beauty, shall they be to thy head, and chains of ornament, to thy neck. 10 My son, if sinners entice thee, do not consent. 11 If they say - Come with us, - Let us lie in wait for blood, Let us watch in secret for him who is needlessly innocent; 12 Let us engulf them, like hades, alive, While in health, like them who are going down to the pit; 13 All costly substance, shall we find, We shall fill our houses with spoil; 14 Thy lot, shalt thou cast into our midst, One purse, shall there be, for us all. 15 My son, do not walk in the way with them, Withhold thy foot from their path. 16 For, their feet, to mischief, do run, and haste to the shedding of blood. 17 Surely, in vain, is spread the net, in the sight of aught that hath wings! 18 Yet, they, for their own blood, lie in wait, They watch in secret for their own life. 19 Such are the ways of every one that graspeth with greed, The life of the owners thereof, it taketh away!