The Bible in Its Traditions

Proverbs 1:1–7

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THE PROVERBS of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;

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To know wisdom and instruction; to comprehend the words of understanding;

in order to know wisdom and discipline,

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To receive the discipline of wisdom, justice, and right, and equity;

to receive also hard saying, and to understand true justice, and how to direct judgement;

to understand words of prudence, and to accept the instruction of doctrine, justice and judgment, and equity,

To give prudence to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion;

that he might give subtlety to the simple, and to the young man discernment and understanding.

so as to give discernment to little ones, knowledge and understanding to adolescents.

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That the wise man may hear, and increase in learning, and the man of understanding may attain unto wise counsels;

By listening, the wise shall become wiser and the intelligent shall possess governments.

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To understand a proverb, and a figure; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

and will understand a parable, and a dark speech; the saying of the wise also, and riddles.

He shall turn his soul to a parable and to its interpretation, to the words of the wise and their enigmas.

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The fear of YHWH is the beginning of knowledge; but the foolish despise wisdom and discipline.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; and there is good understanding to all that practise it: and piety toward God is the beginning of discernment; but the ungodly will set at nought wisdom and instruction.

The reverence of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; but fools despise knowledge and instruction.