Let us swallow then up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
– Proverbs 1:12
The enticement to sin and folly continues in this verse. The enticement presented is to sin and crime, though it isn’t always to criminal offense. The enticement has two primary appeals to the young man. First, it is a temptation to feel powerful. Swallowing up alive and whole is exercise power, to be in control. The second appeal is to get away with it. Swallowing up alive and whole point to the action and to the evidence. The offer seems to promise the feeling of power and the freedom of no consequences.