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Proverbs 1

NIV 1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: NRS 1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: NIV 2 for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight; NRS 2 For learning about wisdom and instruction, for understanding words of insight, NIV 3 for receiving instruction in prudent behavior, doing what is right and just and fair; NRS 3 for gaining instruction in wise dealing, righteousness, justice, and equity; NIV 4 for giving prudence to those who are simple,knowledge and discretion to the young— NRS 4 to teach shrewdness to the simple, knowledge and prudence to the young— NIV 5 let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance— NRS 5 let the wise also hear and gain in learning, and the discerning acquire skill, NIV 6 for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise. NRS 6 to understand a proverb and a figure, the words of the wise and their riddles. NIV 7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. NRS 7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. NIV 8 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. NRS 8 Hear, my child, your father's instruction, and do not reject your mother's teaching; NIV 9 They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck. NRS 9 for they are a fair garland for your head, and pendants for your neck. NIV 10 My son, if sinful men entice you, do not give in to them. NRS 10 My child, if sinners entice you, do not consent. NIV 11 If they say, “Come along with us; let’s lie in wait for innocent blood, let’s ambush some harmless soul; NRS 11 If they say, "Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood; let us wantonly ambush the innocent; NIV 12 let’s swallow them alive, like the grave, and whole, like those who go down to the pit; NRS 12 like Sheol let us swallow them alive and whole, like those who go down to the Pit. NIV 13 we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our houses with plunder; NRS 13 We shall find all kinds of costly things; we shall fill our houses with booty. NIV 14 cast lots with us; we will all share the loot”— NRS 14 Throw in your lot among us; we will all have one purse"— NIV 15 my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot on their paths; NRS 15 my child, do not walk in their way, keep your foot from their paths; NIV 16 for their feet rush into evil, they are swift to shed blood. NRS 16 for their feet run to evil, and they hurry to shed blood. NIV 17 How useless to spread a net where every bird can see it! NRS 17 For in vain is the net baited while the bird is looking on; NIV 18 These men lie in wait for their own blood; they ambush only themselves! NRS 18 yet they lie in wait—to kill themselves! and set an ambush—for their own lives! NIV 19 Such are the paths of all who go after ill-gotten gain; it takes away the life of those who get it. NRS 19 Such is the end of all who are greedy for gain; it takes away the life of its possessors. NIV 20 Out in the open wisdom calls aloud, she raises her voice in the public square; NRS 20 Wisdom cries out in the street; in the squares she raises her voice. NIV 21 on top of the wall she cries out, at the city gate she makes her speech: NRS 21 At the busiest corner she cries out; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks: NIV 22 “How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? NRS 22 "How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple? How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools hate knowledge? NIV 23 Repent at my rebuke! Then I will pour out my thoughts to you, I will make known to you my teachings. NRS 23 Give heed to my reproof; I will pour out my thoughts to you; I will make my words known to you. NIV 24 But since you refuse to listen when I call and no one pays attention when I stretch out my hand, NRS 24 Because I have called and you refused, have stretched out my hand and no one heeded, NIV 25 since you disregard all my advice and do not accept my rebuke, NRS 25 and because you have ignored all my counsel and would have none of my reproof, NIV 26 I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you; I will mock when calamity overtakes you— NRS 26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when panic strikes you, NIV 27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind, when distress and trouble overwhelm you. NRS 27 when panic strikes you like a storm, and your calamity comes like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you. NIV 28 “Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me, NRS 28 Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently, but will not find me. NIV 29 since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD. NRS 29 Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the Lord, NIV 30 Since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke, NRS 30 would have none of my counsel, and despised all my reproof, NIV 31 they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes. NRS 31 therefore they shall eat the fruit of their way and be sated with their own devices. NIV 32 For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them; NRS 32 For waywardness kills the simple, and the complacency of fools destroys them; NIV 33 but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.” NRS 33 but those who listen to me will be secure and will live at ease, without dread of disaster."

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