To give1prudence to the anaive, To the youth2knowledge and discretion,
A wiseman will hear and 3increase in learning, And a 4man of understanding will acquirewisecounsel,
To understand a proverb and a figure, The words of the wise and their 5riddles.
76The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge ; Foolsdespisewisdom and instruction.
87Hear, my son, your father'sinstruction And 8do not forsake your mother'steaching ;
9Indeed, they are a 9gracefulwreath to your head And b10ornaments about your neck.
My son, ifsinners11entice you, 12Do not consent.
11If they say, "Come with us, Let us 13lie in wait for blood, Let us 14ambush the innocentwithoutcause ;
Let us 15swallow them alive like Sheol, Even whole, as those who 16godown to the pit ;
We will findall kinds of preciouswealth, We will fill our houses with spoil ;
14Throw in your lotcwith us, We shall allhaveonepurse,"