Proverbs 1:1-6 NIV

1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:

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2 for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight;
3 for receiving instruction in prudent behavior, doing what is right and just and fair;
4 for giving prudence to those who are simple,aknowledge and discretion to the young—

References for Proverbs 1:4

    • a 1:4 - The Hebrew word rendered "simple" in Proverbs denotes a person who is gullible, without moral direction and inclined to evil.
      5 let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance—

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      6 for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise.b

      References for Proverbs 1:6

        • b 1:6 - Or "understanding a proverb, namely, a parable," / "and the sayings of the wise, their riddles"

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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"