Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 1

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Proverbs 1

NKJV 1 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel: NIV 1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: NKJV 2 To know wisdom and instruction, To perceive the words of understanding, NIV 2 for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight; NKJV 3 To receive the instruction of wisdom, Justice, judgment, and equity; NIV 3 for receiving instruction in prudent behavior, doing what is right and just and fair; NKJV 4 To give prudence to the simple, To the young man knowledge and discretion-- NIV 4 for giving prudence to those who are simple,knowledge and discretion to the young— NKJV 5 A wise man will hear and increase learning, And a man of understanding will attain wise counsel, NIV 5 let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance— NKJV 6 To understand a proverb and an enigma, The words of the wise and their riddles. NIV 6 for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise. NKJV 7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction. NIV 7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. NKJV 8 My son, hear the instruction of your father, And do not forsake the law of your mother; NIV 8 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. NKJV 9 For they will be a graceful ornament on your head, And chains about your neck. NIV 9 They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck. NKJV 10 My son, if sinners entice you, Do not consent. NIV 10 My son, if sinful men entice you, do not give in to them. NKJV 11 If they say, "Come with us, Let us lie in wait to shed blood; Let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause; NIV 11 If they say, “Come along with us; let’s lie in wait for innocent blood, let’s ambush some harmless soul; NKJV 12 Let us swallow them alive like Sheol, And whole, like those who go down to the Pit; NIV 12 let’s swallow them alive, like the grave, and whole, like those who go down to the pit; NKJV 13 We shall find all kinds of precious possessions, We shall fill our houses with spoil; NIV 13 we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our houses with plunder; NKJV 14 Cast in your lot among us, Let us all have one purse"-- NIV 14 cast lots with us; we will all share the loot”— NKJV 15 My son, do not walk in the way with them, Keep your foot from their path; NIV 15 my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot on their paths; NKJV 16 For their feet run to evil, And they make haste to shed blood. NIV 16 for their feet rush into evil, they are swift to shed blood. NKJV 17 Surely, in vain the net is spread In the sight of any bird; NIV 17 How useless to spread a net where every bird can see it! NKJV 18 But they lie in wait for their own blood, They lurk secretly for their own lives. NIV 18 These men lie in wait for their own blood; they ambush only themselves! NKJV 19 So are the ways of everyone who is greedy for gain; It takes away the life of its owners. NIV 19 Such are the paths of all who go after ill-gotten gain; it takes away the life of those who get it. NKJV 20 Wisdom calls aloud outside; She raises her voice in the open squares. NIV 20 Out in the open wisdom calls aloud, she raises her voice in the public square; NKJV 21 She cries out in the chief concourses, At the openings of the gates in the city She speaks her words: NIV 21 on top of the wall she cries out, at the city gate she makes her speech: NKJV 22 "How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? For scorners delight in their scorning, And fools hate knowledge. NIV 22 “How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? NKJV 23 Turn at my rebuke; Surely I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you. NIV 23 Repent at my rebuke! Then I will pour out my thoughts to you, I will make known to you my teachings. NKJV 24 Because I have called and you refused, I have stretched out my hand and no one regarded, NIV 24 But since you refuse to listen when I call and no one pays attention when I stretch out my hand, NKJV 25 Because you disdained all my counsel, And would have none of my rebuke, NIV 25 since you disregard all my advice and do not accept my rebuke, NKJV 26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your terror comes, NIV 26 I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you; I will mock when calamity overtakes you— NKJV 27 When your terror comes like a storm, And your destruction comes like a whirlwind, When distress and anguish come upon you. NIV 27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind, when distress and trouble overwhelm you. NKJV 28 "Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me. NIV 28 “Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me, NKJV 29 Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the Lord, NIV 29 since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD. NKJV 30 They would have none of my counsel And despised my every rebuke. NIV 30 Since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke, NKJV 31 Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way, And be filled to the full with their own fancies. NIV 31 they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes. NKJV 32 For the turning away of the simple will slay them, And the complacency of fools will destroy them; NIV 32 For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them; NKJV 33 But whoever listens to me will dwell safely, And will be secure, without fear of evil." NIV 33 but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.”

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