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1 The proverbs of Shlomo the son of David, king of Isra'el, 1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:
2 are for learning about wisdom and discipline; for understanding words expressing deep insight; 2 for attaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insight;
3 for gaining an intelligently disciplined life, doing what is right, just and fair; 3 for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair;
4 for endowing with caution those who don't think and the young person with knowledge and discretion. 4 for giving prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young--
5 Someone who is already wise will hear and learn still more; someone who already understands will gain the ability to counsel well; 5 let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance--
6 he will understand proverbs, obscure expressions, the sayings and riddles of the wise. 6 for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise.
7 The fear of ADONAI is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. 7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
8 My son, heed the discipline of your father, and do not abandon the teaching of your mother; 8 Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
9 they will be a garland to grace your head, a medal of honor for your neck. 9 They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.
10 My son, if sinners entice you, don't go along with them. 10 My son, if sinners entice you, do not give in to them.
11 Suppose they say, "Come with us: we'll ambush somebody and kill him, we'll waylay some harmless soul, just for fun; 11 If they say, "Come along with us; let's lie in wait for someone's blood, let's waylay some harmless soul;
12 we'll swallow him alive, like Sh'ol, whole, like those who descend to the pit; 12 let's swallow them alive, like the grave, and whole, like those who go down to the pit;
13 we'll find everything he has of value, we'll fill our homes with loot! 13 we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our houses with plunder;
14 Throw in your lot with us; we'll share a common purse"- 14 throw in your lot with us, and we will share a common purse"--
15 my son, don't go along with them, don't set foot on their path; 15 my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot on their paths;
16 Their feet run to evil, they rush to shed blood. 16 for their feet rush into sin, they are swift to shed blood.
17 For in vain is the net baited if any bird can see it; 17 How useless to spread a net in full view of all the birds!
18 rather, they are ambushing themselves to shed their own blood, waylaying themselves. 18 These men lie in wait for their own blood; they waylay only themselves!
19 So are the ways of all greedy for gain -it takes the lives of those who get it. 19 Such is the end of all who go after ill-gotten gain; it takes away the lives of those who get it.
20 Wisdom calls aloud in the open air and raises her voice in the public places; 20 Wisdom calls aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares;
21 she calls out at streetcorners and speaks out at entrances to city gates: 21 at the head of the noisy streets she cries out, in the gateways of the city she makes her speech:
22 "How long, you whose lives have no purpose, will you love thoughtless living? How long will scorners find pleasure in mocking? How long will fools hate knowledge? 22 "How long will you simple ones love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge?
23 Repent when I reprove -I will pour out my spirit to you, I will make my words known to you. 23 If you had responded to my rebuke, I would have poured out my heart to you and made my thoughts known to you.
24 Because you refused when I called, and no one paid attention when I put out my hand, 24 But since you rejected me when I called and no one gave heed when I stretched out my hand,
25 but instead you neglected my counsel and would not accept my reproof; 25 since you ignored all my advice and would not accept my rebuke,
26 I, in turn, will laugh at your distress, and mock when terror comes over you 26 I in turn will laugh at your disaster; I will mock when calamity overtakes you--
27 yes, when terror overtakes you like a storm and your disaster approaches like a whirlwind, when distress and trouble assail you. 27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind, when distress and trouble overwhelm you.
28 Then they will call me, but I won't answer; they will seek me earnestly, but they won't find me. 28 "Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me.
29 Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of ADONAI, 29 Since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD,
30 they refused my counsel and despised my reproof. 30 since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke,
31 So they will bear the consequences of their own way and be overfilled with their own schemes. 31 they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.
32 For the aimless wandering of the thoughtless will kill them, and the smug overconfidence of fools will destroy them; 32 For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them;
33 but those who pay attention to me will live securely, untroubled by fear of misfortune." 33 but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm."