Proverbs 1:1-7 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The proverbs 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; to perceive the words of understanding; 2 for attaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insight;
3 To receive the instruction of wisdom , 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 the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. 4 for giving prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young--
5 A wise man will hear , and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: 5 let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance--
6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. 6 for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise.
7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. 7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.