These are the proverbs of Solomon. He was the son of David and the king of Israel.
References for Proverbs 1:1
Proverbs teach you wisdom and train you. They help you understand wise sayings.
They provide you with training and help you live wisely. They lead to what is right and honest and fair.
They give understanding to childish people. They give knowledge and good sense to those who are young.
Let wise people listen and add to what they have learned. Let those who understand what is right get guidance.
What I'm teaching also helps you understand proverbs and stories. It helps you understand the sayings and riddles of those who are wise.
If you really want to gain knowledge, you must begin by having respect for the Lord. But foolish people hate wisdom and training.
References for Proverbs 1:7