Proverbs 1:1-6 DBY

1 Proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:
2 to know wisdom and instruction; a to discern the words of understanding;

References for Proverbs 1:2

    • a 1:2 - 'Wisdom' here and in ver. 7 is chokmah. 'Instruction' means also, 'correction,' 'warning,' 'discipline,' Job 36.10.
      3 to receive the instruction of wisdom, b righteousness and judgment, and equity;

      References for Proverbs 1:3

        • b 1:3 - Sachal, it means 'intelligence,' 'circumspection,' and 'understanding,' as in ch. 3.4, also 'success,' 'good esteem:' see 'succeeded better,' 1Sam. 18.30.
          4 to give prudence to the simple, c to the young man knowledge and discretion. d

          References for Proverbs 1:4

            • c 1:4 - 'Simple,' in this book, means one lacking in the powers of the soul and mind, and hence easily enticed and misled.
            • d 1:4 - Or 'reflection,' 'sagacity.'
              5 He that is wise will hear, and will increase learning; and the intelligent will gain e wise counsels:

              References for Proverbs 1:5

                • e 1:5 - Or 'get:' so ch. 4.5,7.
                  6 to understand a proverb and an allegory, the words of the wise and their enigmas.