1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:
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—
      References for Proverbs 1:5
      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"