A wiseman will hear and 1increase in learning, And a 2man of understanding will acquirewisecounsel,
To understand a proverb and a figure, The words of the wise and their 3riddles.
74The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge ; Foolsdespisewisdom and instruction.
85Hear, my son, your father'sinstruction And 6do not forsake your mother'steaching ;
9Indeed, they are a 7gracefulwreath to your head And a8ornaments about your neck.
My son, ifsinners9entice you, 10Do not consent.
11If they say, "Come with us, Let us 11lie in wait for blood, Let us 12ambush the innocentwithoutcause ;
Let us 13swallow them alive like Sheol, Even whole, as those who 14godown to the pit ;
We will findall kinds of preciouswealth, We will fill our houses with spoil ;
14Throw in your lotbwith us, We shall allhaveonepurse,"
My son, 15do not walk in the way with them. 16Keep your feet from their path,