The Beginning of Knowledge

1 1The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:
2 To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight,
3 to receive instruction in wise dealing, in 2righteousness, justice, and equity;
4 to give prudence to 3the simple, knowledge and 4discretion to the youth--
5 Let the wise hear and 5increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance,
6 to understand a proverb and a saying, 6the words of the wise and their 7riddles.
7 8The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.