Proverbs on Death
Wisdom will save you from the immoral woman, from the flattery of the adulterous woman. She has abandoned her husband and ignores the covenant she made before God. Entering her house leads to death; it is the road to hell. The man who visits her is doomed. He will never reach the paths of life.
Follow the steps of good men instead, and stay on the paths of the righteous. For only the upright will live in the land, and those who have integrity will remain in it. But the wicked will be removed from the land, and the treacherous will be destroyed.
The lips of an immoral woman are as sweet as honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil but the result is as bitter as poison, sharp as a double-edged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave. For she does not care about the path to life. She staggers down a crooked trail and doesn’t even realize where it ends.
An evil man is held captive by his own sins; they are ropes that catch and hold him. He will die for lack of self-control; he will be lost because of his incredible folly.
Here is a description of worthless and wicked people: They are constant liars, signaling their true intentions to their friends by making signs with their eyes and feet and fingers. Their perverted hearts plot evil. They stir up trouble constantly. But they will be destroyed suddenly, broken beyond all hope of healing.
The godly give good advice, but fools are destroyed by their lack of common sense.
There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death.
The wicked are crushed by their sins, but the godly have a refuge when they die.
Whoever abandons the right path will be severely punished; whoever hates correction will die.
Even the depths of Death and Destruction are known by the Lord. How much more does he know the human heart!
Keep the commandments and keep you life; despising them leads to death.
Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don’t stand back and let them die. Don’t try to avoid responsibility by saying you didn’t know about it. For God knows all hearts, and he sees you. He keeps watch over your soul and he knows you knew! And, he will judge all people according to what they have done.
Just as Death and Destruction are never satisfied, so human desire is never satisfied.
The honest will be rescued from harm. But those who are crooked will be destroyed.
There are three other things – no, four – that are never satisfied, the barren womb, the thirsty desert, the blazing fire.