To give prudence to the simple, To the young man knowledge and discretion:
That the wise man may hear, and increase in learning; And that the man of understanding may attain unto sound counsels:
To understand a proverb, and a figure, The words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge; [But] the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.
My son, hear the instruction of thy father, And forsake not the law of thy mother:
For they shall be a chaplet of grace unto thy head, And chains about thy neck.
My son, if sinners entice thee, Consent thou not.
If they say, Come with us, Let us lay wait for blood; Let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause;
Let us swallow them up alive as Sheol, And whole, as those that go down into the pit;
We shall find all precious substance; We shall fill our houses with spoil;
Thou shalt cast thy lot among us; We will all have one purse: