Proverbs 1:1-7 NLT

1 These are the proverbs of Solomon, David's son, king of Israel.
2 The purpose of these proverbs is to teach people wisdom and discipline, and to help them understand wise sayings.
3 Through these proverbs, people will receive instruction in discipline, good conduct, and doing what is right, just, and fair.
4 These proverbs will make the simpleminded clever. They will give knowledge and purpose to young people.
5 Let those who are wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser. And let those who understand receive guidance
6 by exploring the depth of meaning in these proverbs, parables, wise sayings, and riddles.
7 Fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge. Only fools despise wisdom and discipline.