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1 Proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: 1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:
2 For knowing wisdom and instruction, For understanding sayings of intelligence, 2 for attaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insight;
3 For receiving the instruction of wisdom, Righteousness, judgment, and uprightness, 3 for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair;
4 For giving to simple ones -- prudence, To a youth -- knowledge and discretion. 4 for giving prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young--
5 (The wise doth hear and increaseth learning, And the intelligent doth obtain counsels.) 5 let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance--
6 For understanding a proverb and its sweetness, Words of the wise and their acute sayings. 6 for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise.
7 Fear of Jehovah [is] a beginning of knowledge, Wisdom and instruction fools have despised! 7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
8 Hear, my son, the instruction of thy father, And leave not the law of thy mother, 8 Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
9 For a graceful wreath [are] they to thy head, And chains 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 entice thee be not willing. 10 My son, if sinners entice you, do not give in to them.
11 If they say, `Come with us, we lay wait for blood, We watch secretly 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 We swallow them as Sheol -- alive, And whole -- as those going down [to] the pit, 12 let's swallow them alive, like the grave, and whole, like those who go down to the pit;
13 Every precious substance we find, We fill our houses [with] spoil, 13 we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our houses with plunder;
14 Thy lot thou dost cast among us, One purse is -- to all of us.' 14 throw in your lot with us, and we will share a common purse"--
15 My son! go not in the way with them, Withhold thy foot from their path, 15 my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot on their paths;
16 For their feet to evil do run, And they haste to shed blood. 16 for their feet rush into sin, they are swift to shed blood.
17 Surely in vain is the net spread out before the eyes of any bird. 17 How useless to spread a net in full view of all the birds!
18 And they for their own blood lay wait, They watch secretly for their own lives. 18 These men lie in wait for their own blood; they waylay only themselves!
19 So [are] the paths of every gainer of dishonest gain, The life of its owners it taketh. 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 in an out-place crieth aloud, In broad places she giveth forth her voice, 20 Wisdom calls aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares;
21 At the head of the multitudes she calleth, In the openings of the gates, In the city her sayings she saith: 21 at the head of the noisy streets she cries out, in the gateways of the city she makes her speech:
22 `Till when, ye simple, do ye love simplicity? And have scorners their scorning desired? And do 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 Turn back at my reproof, lo, I pour forth to you my spirit, I make known my words with 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 I have called, and ye refuse, I stretched out my hand, and none is attending, 24 But since you rejected me when I called and no one gave heed when I stretched out my hand,
25 And ye slight all my counsel, And my reproof ye have not desired. 25 since you ignored all my advice and would not accept my rebuke,
26 I also in your calamity do laugh, I deride when your fear cometh, 26 I in turn will laugh at your disaster; I will mock when calamity overtakes you--
27 When your fear cometh as destruction, And your calamity as a hurricane doth come, When on you come adversity and distress. 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 call me, and I do not answer, They seek me earnestly, and find me not. 28 "Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me.
29 Because that they have hated knowledge, And the fear of Jehovah have not chosen. 29 Since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD,
30 They have not consented to my counsel, They have despised all my reproof, 30 since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke,
31 And they eat of the fruit of their way, And from their own counsels they are filled. 31 they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.
32 For the turning of the simple slayeth them, And the security of the foolish destroyeth them. 32 For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them;
33 And whoso is hearkening to me dwelleth confidently, And [is] quiet from fear of evil!' 33 but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm."