These are the proverbs of Solomon, David's son, king of Israel.
The purpose of these proverbs is to teach people wisdom and discipline, and to help them understand wise sayings.
Through these proverbs, people will receive instruction in discipline, good conduct, and doing what is right, just, and fair.
These proverbs will make the simpleminded clever. They will give knowledge and purpose to young people.
Let those who are wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser. And let those who understand receive guidance
by exploring the depth of meaning in these proverbs, parables, wise sayings, and riddles.
Fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge. Only fools despise wisdom and discipline.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)