“Do not enter the path of the wicked.
Do not walk in the way of evildoers.
Do not go on it!
Turn away from it!
They cannot sleep
Unless they have done wrong.
They are robbed of sleep
Unless they have made some one stumble.
They eat the bread of wickedness.
They drink the wine of violence.”
This father maintains that they should not enter the path of the wicked. They were not to walk with evildoers. They were to avoid them, turn away, and pass them by. These evildoer wicked people cannot sleep until they have done something wrong or made someone stumble. They eat wicked bread and drink violent wine. These metaphors tend to emphasis the evil nature of these people. Their very eating and drinking leads them further into evil ways.