Proverbs 1:5-15 NAS

5 A wise man will hear and 1increase in learning, And a 2man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,

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6 To understand a proverb and a figure, The words of the wise and their 3riddles.

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7 4The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

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The Enticement of Sinners

8 5Hear, my son, your father's instruction And 6do not forsake your mother's teaching;

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9 Indeed, they are a 7graceful wreath to your head And a8ornaments about your neck.

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    • b 1:9 - Lit "necklaces"
      10 My son, if sinners 9entice you, 10Do not consent.

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      11 If they say, "Come with us, Let us 11lie in wait for blood, Let us 12ambush the innocent without cause;

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      12 Let us 13swallow them alive like Sheol, Even whole, as those who 14go down to the pit;

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      13 We will find all kinds of precious wealth, We will fill our houses with spoil;
      14 Throw in your lot bwith us, We shall all have one purse,"

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        • c 1:14 - Lit "in the midst of us"
          15 My son, 15do not walk in the way with them. 16Keep your feet from their path,

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