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1 The parables of Solomon, the son of David, king of Israel; (The proverbs of Solomon, the son of David, the king of Israel;) 1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:
2 to know wisdom and knowing (to know wisdom and knowledge); to understand the words of prudence; 2 for attaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insight;
3 and to take the learning of teaching; to take rightfulness, and doom, and equity; (and to receive learning from teaching, or from instruction; to gain righteousness, and judgement, or justice, and fairness;) 3 for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair;
4 that fellness, or wariness, be given to little children, and knowing and understanding to a young waxing man. (so that cleverness, and caution, be given to people of little wit, or of low intelligence, and knowledge and understanding to a young growing man.) 4 for giving prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young--
5 A wise man hearing shall be the wiser; and a man (of) understanding shall hold governance. (A wise person listening shall become wiser; and a person understanding shall gain skills, or abilities.) 5 let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance--
6 He shall perceive a parable, and the expounding; the words of wise men, and the dark figurative speeches of them. (He shall understand a proverb, and its expounding, or its explanation; yea, the words of the wise, and their riddles.) 6 for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise.
7 The dread of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; fools despise wisdom and teaching. (The fear of the Lord/Reverence for the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; but fools despise wisdom and teaching.) 7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
8 My son, hear thou the teaching of thy father, and forsake thou not the law of thy mother; (My son, listen thou to thy father's teaching; and do not thou abandon thy mother's principles;) 8 Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
9 (so) that grace be added, either increased, to thine head, and a band to thy neck. (so that favour be added unto thee, and a band of honour be put about thy neck.) 9 They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.
10 My son, if sinners flatter thee, assent thou not to them. 10 My son, if sinners entice you, do not give in to them.
11 If they say, Come thou with us, set we ambush to shed (out) blood, hide we snares of deceits against an innocent (person) 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 swallow we him, as hell swalloweth a man living; and all-whole, as (those) going down into a pit; (we shall swallow him up, like Sheol swalloweth up the living; yea, all-whole, like those going 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 chattel, (or possessions,) we shall fill our houses with spoils; 13 we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our houses with plunder;
14 put thou lot with us, one purse be there of us all; (put thou thy lot with us, and let there be one purse for us all;) 14 throw in your lot with us, and we will share a common purse"--
15 my son, go thou not with them; forbid thy foot from the paths of them (do not let thy foot go onto their paths). 15 my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot on their paths;
16 For the feet of them run to evil; and they hasten to shed out blood. 16 for their feet rush into sin, they are swift to shed blood.
17 But a net is laid in vain before the eyes of birds, that have wings. 17 How useless to spread a net in full view of all the birds!
18 Also they set ambush against their own blood; and make ready frauds, or guiles, against their (own) souls. 18 These men lie in wait for their own blood; they waylay only themselves!
19 So the paths of each avaricious man ravish, or take away, the souls of them that wield (them). 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 withoutforth; in streets it giveth his voice. (Wisdom preacheth outside; yea, it raiseth up its voice in the streets.) 20 Wisdom calls aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares;
21 It crieth oft in the head of companies; in the leaves of [the] gates of the city it bringeth forth his words, and saith, (It crieth often at the tops of the streets; and at the leaves of the gates of the city, it bringeth forth its words, and saith,) 21 at the head of the noisy streets she cries out, in the gateways of the city she makes her speech:
22 How long, little men in wit, love young childhood, and fools shall covet those things, that be harmful to themselves, and unprudent men shall hate knowing? (How long, ye of little wit, or of low intelligence, shall ye love foolishness, and shall fools desire those things that be harmful to themselves, and shall the imprudent hate knowledge, or understanding?) 22 "How long will you simple ones love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge?
23 Be ye converted at my reproving (Be ye changed by my rebukes); lo, I shall bring forth to you my spirit, and I shall show (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 For I called, and ye forsook; I held forth mine hand, and none there was that beheld. (For I called, but you would not listen to me; I held forth my hand, but no one paid any attention to it.) 24 But since you rejected me when I called and no one gave heed when I stretched out my hand,
25 Ye have despised all my counsel; and charged not my blamings (and would not listen to my rebukes). 25 since you ignored all my advice and would not accept my rebuke,
26 And I shall laugh in your perishing; and I shall scorn you, when that, that ye dread, cometh to you. (And so I shall laugh at your misfortune, or at your tribulation; and I shall scorn you, when what ye fear, cometh to you.) 26 I in turn will laugh at your disaster; I will mock when calamity overtakes you--
27 When sudden wretchedness falleth in, and perishing befalleth as (a) tempest; when tribulation and anguish cometh [up]on 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 shall call me, and I shall not hear (but I shall not answer them); they shall rise early, and they 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 For they hated teaching, and they took not the dread of the Lord, (For they hated instruction, and they chose not to fear the Lord/and they chose not to have reverence for the Lord,) 29 Since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD,
30 neither they assented to my counsel, and they depraved all mine amending. (nor would they assent to my advice, and they have spurned all of my correction.) 30 since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke,
31 Therefore they shall eat the fruits of their (own) way; and they shall be filled with their (own) counsels. 31 they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.
32 The turning away of little men in wit shall slay them; and the prosperity of fools shall lose them. (This turning away by those with little wit, or with low intelligence, shall lead to their own slaughter, yea, the prosperity of fools shall bring about their own destruction.) 32 For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them;
33 But he that heareth me, shall rest without dread; and he shall use abundance, when the dread of evils is taken away. (But he who listeneth to me, shall rest without fear; and he shall enjoy his abundance, when the fear of evil is taken away.) 33 but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm."