Proverbs 1:7-9 NIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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7 The fear of the LORD 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 Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching. 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 and a chain to adorn your neck. 9 They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.