Purpose of Proverbs

1 The proverbs of Solomon, King David's son, from Israel:

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      2 Their purpose is to teach wisdom and discipline, to help one understand wise sayings.
      3 They provide insightful instruction, which is righteous, just, and full of integrity.
      4 They make the naive mature, the young knowledgeable and discreet.
      5 The wise hear them and grow in wisdom; those with understanding gain guidance.
      6 They help one understand proverbs and difficult sayings, the words of the wise, and their puzzles.
      7 Wisdom begins with the fear of the LORD, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.