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1 The parables of Solomon, the son of David, king of Israel, 1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:
2 To know wisdom, and instruction: 2 for attaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insight;
3 To understand the words of prudence: and to receive the instruction of doctrine, justice, and judgment, and equity: 3 for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair;
4 To give subtilty to little ones, to the young man knowledge and understanding. 4 for giving prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young--
5 A wise man shall hear, and shall be wiser: and he that understandeth shall possess governments. 5 let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance--
6 He shall understand a parable and the interpretation, the words of the wise, and their mysterious sayings. 6 for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise.
7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Fools despise wisdom and instruction. 7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: 8 Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
9 That grace may be added to thy head, and a chain of gold to thy neck. 9 They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.
10 My son, if sinners shall entice thee, consent not to them. 10 My son, if sinners entice you, do not give in to them.
11 If they shall say: Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood, let us hide snares for the innocent without cause: 11 If they say, "Come along with us; let's lie in wait for someone's blood, let's waylay some harmless soul;
12 Let us swallow him up alive like hell, and whole as one that goeth down into the pit. 12 let's swallow them alive, like the grave, and whole, like those who go down to the pit;
13 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoils. 13 we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our houses with plunder;
14 Cast in thy lot with us, let us all have one purse. 14 throw in your lot with us, and we will share a common purse"--
15 My son, walk not thou with them, restrain thy foot from their paths. 15 my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot on their paths;
16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood. 16 for their feet rush into sin, they are swift to shed blood.
17 But a net is spread in vain before the eyes of them that have wings. 17 How useless to spread a net in full view of all the birds!
18 And they themselves lie in wait for their own blood, and practise deceits against their own souls. 18 These men lie in wait for their own blood; they waylay only themselves!
19 So the ways of every covetous man destroy the souls of the possessors. 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 preacheth abroad, she uttereth her voice in the streets: 20 Wisdom calls aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares;
21 At the head of multitudes she crieth out, in the entrance of the gates of the city she uttereth her words, saying: 21 at the head of the noisy streets she cries out, in the gateways of the city she makes her speech:
22 O children, how long will you love childishness, and fools covet those things which are hurtful to themselves, and the unwise 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 Turn ye at my reproof: behold I will utter my spirit to you, and will shew you my words. 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 I called, and you refused: I stretched out my hand, and there was none that regarded. 24 But since you rejected me when I called and no one gave heed when I stretched out my hand,
25 You have despised all my counsel, and have neglected my reprehensions. 25 since you ignored all my advice and would not accept my rebuke,
26 I also will laugh in your destruction, and will mock when that shall come to you which you feared. 26 I in turn will laugh at your disaster; I will mock when calamity overtakes you--
27 When sudden calamity shall fall on you, and destruction, as a tempest, shall be at hand: when tribulation and distress shall come upon 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 shall they call upon me, and I will not hear: they shall rise in the morning, and shall not 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 have hated instruction, and received not the fear of the Lord, 29 Since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD,
30 Nor consented to my counsel, but despised all my reproof. 30 since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke,
31 Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way, and shall be filled with their own devices. 31 they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.
32 The turning away of little ones shall kill them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. 32 For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them;
33 But he that shall hear me, shall rest without terror, and shall enjoy abundance, without fear of evils. 33 but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm."