10Listen, my son, and take in my speech, then the years of your life will be many. 11I teach you the path of wisdom. I lead you in straight courses. 12When you walk, you won’t be hindered; when you run, you won’t stumble. 13Hold on to instruction; don’t slack off; protect it, for it is your life. 14Don’t go on the way of the wicked; don’t walk on the path of evil people. 15Avoid it! Don’t turn onto it; stay off of it and keep going! 16They don’t sleep unless they do evil; they are robbed of sleep unless they make someone stumble. 17They eat the bread of evil, and they drink the wine of violence. 18The way of the righteous is like morning light that gets brighter and brighter till it is full day. 19The path of the wicked is like deep darkness; they don’t know where they will stumble.