Proverbs 1:2-12 NLT

2 Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline, to help them understand the insights of the wise.
3 Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives, to help them do what is right, just, and fair.
4 These proverbs will give insight to the simple, knowledge and discernment to the young.
5 Let the wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser. Let those with understanding receive guidance
6 by exploring the meaning in these proverbs and parables, the words of the wise and their riddles.
7 Fear of the is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
8 My child,a listen when your father corrects you. Don’t neglect your mother’s instruction.

References for Proverbs 1:8

    • 1:8 - Hebrew My son; also in 1:10, 15 .
      9 What you learn from them will crown you with grace and be a chain of honor around your neck.
      10 My child, if sinners entice you, turn your back on them!
      11 They may say, “Come and join us. Let’s hide and kill someone! Just for fun, let’s ambush the innocent!
      12 Let’s swallow them alive, like the graveb ; let’s swallow them whole, like those who go down to the pit of death.

      References for Proverbs 1:12

        • 1:12 - Hebrew like Sheol.