My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit: We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse: My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path: For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood. Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird. And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives. So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
Solomon reveals the process of how an individual gets into trouble – others invite their friend to participate in a crime where they will take what doesn’t belong to them, if the individual they are robbing will not give up their belongings, the “friends” will take it, even if it entails bodily harm. Solomon continues that the individual needs to be aware of the allurement of sin because the consequences are always greater than the reward.