Proverbs 1:1-7 NCV

1 These are the wise words of Solomon son of David, king of Israel.
2 They teach wisdom and self-control; they will help you understand wise words.
3 They will teach you how to be wise and self-controlled and will teach you to do what is honest and fair and right.
4 They make the uneducated smarter and give knowledge and sense to the young.
5 Wise people can also listen and learn; even smart people can find good advice in these words.
6 Then anyone can understand wise words and stories, the words of the wise and their riddles.
7 Knowledge begins with respect for the Lord, but fools hate wisdom and self-control.