The 1proverbs of Solomon2the son of David, king of Israel:
To know3wisdom and instruction, To discern the sayings of 4understanding,
To 5receiveinstruction in wisebehavior, 6Righteousness, justice and equity;
To give7prudence to the anaive, To the youth8knowledge and discretion,
A wiseman will hear and 9increase in learning, And a 10man of understanding will acquirewisecounsel,
To understand a proverb and a figure, The words of the wise and their 11riddles.
712The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Foolsdespisewisdom and instruction.