Pr 1:1The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, the king of Israel:

Pr 1:2 For knowing wisdom and instruction; / For discerning words of understanding;

Pr 1:3 For receiving instruction in wise conduct, / Righteousness, justice, and equity;

Pr 1:4 For giving prudence to the simple, / Knowledge and discretion to the young man;

Pr 1:5 That the wise man may hear and increase in learning, / And he who has understanding may acquire sound counsel;

Pr 1:6 For understanding proverb and figure, / The words of the wise and their difficult sayings.

Pr 1:7 The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge; / Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Pr 1:8 Hear, my son, the instruction of your father, / And do not reject the teaching of your mother;

Pr 1:9 For they will be a wreath of grace for your head / And ornaments for your neck.

Pr 1:10 My son, if sinners entice you, / Do not consent.

Pr 1:11 If they say, Come with us; let us lie in wait for blood; / Let us ambush the innocent without cause;

Pr 1:12 Let us swallow them alive like Sheol, / And whole, like those who go down into the pit.

Pr 1:13 We will find all manner of precious goods; / We will fill our houses with booty;

Pr 1:14 Throw in your lot with us; / We will all have one purse —

Pr 1:15 My son, do not walk with them on this way; / Keep your foot from their path.

Pr 1:16 For their feet run toward evil, / And they hasten to shed blood.

Pr 1:17 For in vain is the net spread / In the eyes of any bird;

Pr 1:18 Yet they lie in wait for their own blood; / They ambush their own lives!

Pr 1:19 Such are the ways of everyone greedy for gain; / It takes away the life of its owners.

Pr 1:20 Wisdom cries out in the street; / She utters her voice in the open squares.

Pr 1:21 At the head of the tumultuous street she cries; / At the entrance of the gates in the city she utters her sayings:

Pr 1:22 How long, O simple ones, will you love simpleness, / And will scoffers delight themselves in scoffing, / And will fools hate knowledge?

Pr 1:23 Turn yourselves at my reproof — / Immediately I will pour out my spirit on you; / I will make my words known to you.

Pr 1:24 Because I called and you refused; / I stretched out my hand and no one heeded,

Pr 1:25 And you neglected all my counsel / And would have none of my reproof;

Pr 1:26 I also will laugh at your calamity; / I will mock when what you dread comes,

Pr 1:27 When what you dread comes like a storm, / And your calamity comes like a whirlwind, / When distress and anguish come upon you.

Pr 1:28 Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; / They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me.

Pr 1:29 Because they hated knowledge / And did not choose the fear of Jehovah,

Pr 1:30 And would have none of my counsel / And despised all my reproof;

Pr 1:31 They shall eat of the fruit of their own way / And be filled with their own devices.

Pr 1:32 For the turning away of the simple will kill them, / And the prosperity of the foolish will cause them to perish;

Pr 1:33 But he who listens to me will dwell securely / And will live at ease, without the dread of evil.

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