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Proverbs 2:16-19

16-19Wise friends will rescue you from the Temptress—

that smooth-talking Seductress

Who's faithless to the husband she married years ago,

never gave a second thought to her promises before God.

Her whole way of life is doomed;

every step she takes brings her closer to hell.

No one who joins her company ever comes back,

ever sets foot on the path to real living.

20-22So—join the company of good men and women,

keep your feet on the tried-and-true paths.

It's the men who walk straight who will settle this land,

the women with integrity who will last here.

The corrupt will lose their lives;

the dishonest will be gone for good.