1 The proverbs of Solomon, the son of David, king of Israel:
2 To know wisdom and instruction; To discern the words of understanding;
3 To receive instruction in wise dealing, In righteousness, justice, and equity;
4 To give prudence to the simple, Knowledge and discretion to the young man:
5 That the wise man may hear, and increase in learning; That the man of understanding may attain to sound counsel:
6 To understand a proverb, and parables, The words and riddles of the wise.
7 The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of knowledge; But the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.