Wisdom will enter your mind and knowledge will delight your heart.
Discretion will watch over you and understanding will guard you and deliver you,
rescuing you from the way of the evil man.
Man that speaks perverse things,
Who abandons the paths of uprightness to walk in ways of darkness,
Who rejoice to do evil and celebrate perversion,
Whose ways are crooked and whose paths are devious.
They will rescue you from a forbidden woman, from the stranger with flattering talk,
That forsakes the companion of her youth and forgets the covenant of her God.
For her house inclines unto death and her paths unto the dead.
None that go in unto her return again, neither do they reach the paths of life.
So follow the way of good men and keep to the paths of the righteous.
For the upright shall dwell in the land and those of integrity will remain in it.
But the wicked shall be cut off from the land and transgressors shall be uprooted from it.