Proverbs 1:1-7 CSB

The Purpose of Proverbs

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

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      2 For gaining wisdom and being instructed; for understanding insightful sayings;
      3 for receiving wise instruction [in] righteousness, justice, and integrity;a

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        • a 1:3 - Pr 2:9
          4 for teaching shrewdness to the inexperienced,b knowledge and discretion to a young man-

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            • b 1:4 - Or simple, or gullible
              5 a wise man will listen and increase his learning,c and a discerning man will obtain guidance-

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                • c 1:5 - Pr 9:9; 16:21,23
                  6 for understanding a proverb or a parable,d the words of the wise, and their riddles.e

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                    • d 1:6 - Or an enigma
                    • e 1:6 - Hab 2:6
                      7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;f fools despise wisdom and instruction.g h

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                        • f 1:7 - Pr 9:10; 15:33; Jb 28:28
                        • g 1:7 - This verse states the theme of Pr.
                        • h 1:7 - Eph 5:17