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Proverbs 1

TNIV 1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: NIV 1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: TNIV 2 for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight; NIV 2 for attaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insight; TNIV 3 for receiving instruction in prudent behavior, doing what is right and just and fair; NIV 3 for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair; TNIV 4 for giving prudence to those who are simple, knowledge and discretion to the young-- NIV 4 for giving prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young-- TNIV 5 let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance-- NIV 5 let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance-- TNIV 6 for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise. NIV 6 for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise. TNIV 7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. NIV 7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. TNIV 8 Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching. NIV 8 Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching. TNIV 9 They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck. NIV 9 They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck. TNIV 10 My son, if sinful men entice you, do not give in to them. NIV 10 My son, if sinners entice you, do not give in to them. TNIV 11 If they say, "Come along with us; let's lie in wait for innocent blood, let's ambush some harmless soul; NIV 11 If they say, "Come along with us; let's lie in wait for someone's blood, let's waylay some harmless soul; TNIV 12 let's swallow them alive, like the grave, and whole, like those who go down to the pit; NIV 12 let's swallow them alive, like the grave, and whole, like those who go down to the pit; TNIV 13 we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our houses with plunder; NIV 13 we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our houses with plunder; TNIV 14 cast lots with us; we will all share the loot"-- NIV 14 throw in your lot with us, and we will share a common purse"-- TNIV 15 my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot on their paths; NIV 15 my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot on their paths; TNIV 16 for their feet rush into evil, they are swift to shed blood. NIV 16 for their feet rush into sin, they are swift to shed blood. TNIV 17 How useless to spread a net where every bird can see it! NIV 17 How useless to spread a net in full view of all the birds! TNIV 18 These men lie in wait for their own blood; they ambush only themselves! NIV 18 These men lie in wait for their own blood; they waylay only themselves! TNIV 19 Such are the paths of all who go after ill-gotten gain; it takes away the life of those who get it. NIV 19 Such is the end of all who go after ill-gotten gain; it takes away the lives of those who get it. TNIV 20 Out in the open wisdom calls aloud, she raises her voice in the public square; NIV 20 Wisdom calls aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares; TNIV 21 on top of the wall she cries out, at the city gate she makes her speech: NIV 21 at the head of the noisy streets she cries out, in the gateways of the city she makes her speech: TNIV 22 "How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? NIV 22 "How long will you simple ones love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? TNIV 23 Repent at my rebuke! Then I will pour out my thoughts to you, I will make known to you my teachings. NIV 23 If you had responded to my rebuke, I would have poured out my heart to you and made my thoughts known to you. TNIV 24 But since you refuse to listen when I call and no one pays attention when I stretch out my hand, NIV 24 But since you rejected me when I called and no one gave heed when I stretched out my hand, TNIV 25 since you disregard all my advice and do not accept my rebuke, NIV 25 since you ignored all my advice and would not accept my rebuke, TNIV 26 I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you; I will mock when calamity overtakes you-- NIV 26 I in turn will laugh at your disaster; I will mock when calamity overtakes you-- TNIV 27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind, when distress and trouble overwhelm you. NIV 27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind, when distress and trouble overwhelm you. TNIV 28 "Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me, NIV 28 "Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me. TNIV 29 since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD. NIV 29 Since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD, TNIV 30 Since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke, NIV 30 since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke, TNIV 31 they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes. NIV 31 they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes. TNIV 32 For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them; NIV 32 For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them; TNIV 33 but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm." NIV 33 but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm."