משלי פרק יט:טז
שֹׁמֵר מִצְוָה שֹׁמֵר נַפְשׁוֹ בּוֹזֵה דְרָכָיו יומת יָמוּת:
One who has regard for one's life pays regard to commandments; one who is heedless of one's ways will die. [JPS translation. Edited for gender neutrality]
Suggested Discussion Questions:
1. What are the commandments? Why does keeping them give you life?
2. Why would someone be heedless of the commandments? Why would this bring death?
3. Why do you follow commandments? Do you follow all of them? Why?
Time Period: Biblical (early ancestors to 165 BCE)