The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:
That men may know wisdom and instruction, understand words of insight,
receive instruction in wise dealing, righteousness, justice, and equity;
that prudence may be given to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth--
the wise man also may hear and increase in learning, and the man of understanding acquire skill,
to understand a proverb and a figure, the words of the wise and their riddles.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and reject not your mother's teaching;
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)