How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers.
Do not enter the path of the wicked, and do not proceed in the way of evil men. Avoid it, do not pass by it; turn away from it and pass on.
The way of the wicked is like darkness; they do not know over what they stumble.
Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.
Hear the word which the Lord speaks to you, O house of Israel. This says the Lord, 'Do not learn the way of the nations. And do not be terrified by the signs of the heavens, although the nations are terrified by them; for the customs of the peoples are delusion.
Therefore, I am rejoicing over you, but I want you to be wise in what is good, and innocent in what is evil.
II Corinthians 11:3
But I am afraid, lest as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds should be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.
See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of man, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.