Proverbs 1:5-15 NIV

5 let the wise listen and add to their learning,1 and let the discerning get guidance--

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6 for understanding proverbs and parables,2 the sayings and riddles3 of the wise.4

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7 The fear of the LORD 5 is the beginning of knowledge, but foolsa despise wisdom6 and discipline.7

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    • a 1:7 - The Hebrew words rendered "fool" in Proverbs, and often elsewhere in the Old Testament, denote one who is morally deficient.

      Exhortations to Embrace Wisdom

      Warning Against Enticement

      8 Listen, my son,8 to your father's9 instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching.10

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          9 They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.11

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          10 My son, if sinners entice12 you, do not give in13 to them.14

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          11 If they say, "Come along with us; let's lie in wait15 for someone's blood, let's waylay some harmless soul;

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          12 let's swallow16 them alive, like the grave,b and whole, like those who go down to the pit;17

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            • b 1:12 - Hebrew "Sheol"
              13 we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our houses with plunder;
              14 throw in your lot with us, and we will share a common purse18"--

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                  15 my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot19 on their paths;20

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