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Proverbs 1:8 NIV

Prologue: Exhortations to Embrace Wisdom

Warning Against the Invitation of Sinful Men

8 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.

References for Proverbs 1:8

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      • a 1:4 - The Hebrew word rendered "simple" in Proverbs denotes a person who is gullible, without moral direction and inclined to evil.
      • b 1:6 - Or "understanding a proverb, namely, a parable," / "and the sayings of the wise, their riddles"
      • c 1:7 - The Hebrew words rendered "fool" in Proverbs, and often elsewhere in the Old Testament, denote a person who is morally deficient.
      • d 1:21 - Septuagint; Hebrew "/ at noisy street corners"