Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 1:1-10

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Proverbs 1:1-10

RSV 1 The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: NIV 1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: RSV 2 That men may know wisdom and instruction, understand words of insight, NIV 2 for attaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insight; RSV 3 receive instruction in wise dealing, righteousness, justice, and equity; NIV 3 for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair; RSV 4 that prudence may be given to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth-- NIV 4 for giving prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young-- RSV 5 the wise man also may hear and increase in learning, and the man of understanding acquire skill, NIV 5 let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance-- RSV 6 to understand a proverb and a figure, the words of the wise and their riddles. NIV 6 for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise. RSV 7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. NIV 7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. RSV 8 Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and reject not your mother's teaching; NIV 8 Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching. RSV 9 for they are a fair garland for your head, and pendants for your neck. NIV 9 They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck. RSV 10 My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent. NIV 10 My son, if sinners entice you, do not give in to them.