1 The proverbs of Solomon, David's son who was king of Israel, [given]
2 to grasp wisdom and discipline, to understand deep thoughts,
3 to acquire the discipline of wise behavior-- righteousness and justice and fairness--
4 to give insight to gullible people, to give knowledge and foresight to the young--
5 a wise person will listen and continue to learn, and an understanding person will gain direction--
6 to understand a proverb and a clever saying, the words of wise people and their riddles.
7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge. Stubborn fools despise wisdom and discipline.