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Gangs And Conspiracy 1:11-16

Gangs And Conspiracy
Proverbs 1:11-16

11
If they say, “Come along with us;
let’s lie in wait for innocent blood,
let’s ambush some harmless soul;
12
let’s swallow them alive, like the grave,
and whole, like those who go down to the pit;
13
we will get all sorts of valuable things
and fill our houses with plunder;
14
cast lots with us;
we will all share the loot.”
15
my son, do not go along with them,
do not set foot on their paths;
16
for their feet rush into evil,
they are swift to shed blood.

PCdc Commentary

There is a culture, in certain communities, of accepting gangs and gang members.
All manner of excuses are used for their violent, criminal behavior.
Do not even associate with them because they are quick to shed innocent blood.

Pay Attention, Criminals 1:10-19

Pay Attention, Criminals
Proverbs 1:10-19

10
My son, if sinful men entice you,
do not give in to them.
11
If they say, “Come along with us;
let’s lie in wait for innocent blood,
let’s ambush some harmless soul;
12
let’s swallow them alive, like the grave,
and whole, like those who go down to the pit;
13
we will get all sorts of valuable things
and fill our houses with plunder;
14
cast lots with us;
we will all share the loot.”
15
my son, do not go along with them,
do not set foot on their paths;
16
for their feet rush into evil,
they are swift to shed blood.
17
How useless to spread a net
where every bird can see it!
18
These men lie in wait for their own blood;
they ambush only themselves!
19
Such are the paths of all who go after ill-gotten gain;
it takes away the life of those who get it.

PCdc Commentary

Criminals condemn themselves.
They lie in wait for their own blood.
All of them, without exception.

A Garland And A Chain 1:8-9

A Garland And A Chain
Proverbs 1:8-9

8
Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction
and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
9
They are a garland to grace your head
and a chain to adorn your neck.

PCdc Commentary

Your father’s instruction
is a garland to grace your head,
and your mother’s teaching
is a chain to adorn your neck.

Heeding the instruction and teaching
from your parents brings you acclaim.

What Good Are Proverbs? 1:2-6

What Good Are Proverbs?
Proverbs 1:2-6

2
for gaining wisdom and instruction;
for understanding words of insight;
3
for receiving instruction in prudent behavior,
doing what is right and just and fair;
4
for giving prudence to those who are simple,
knowledge and discretion to the young
5
let the wise listen and add to their learning,
and let the discerning get guidance
6
for understanding proverbs and parables,
the sayings and riddles of the wise.

PCdc Commentary

Proverbs are the sayings and riddles of the wise.

They are necessary for:
Behavior
Discretion
Guidance
Instruction
Knowledge
Learning
Prudence
Understanding
Wisdom