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Proverbs 1

WYC 1 The parables of Solomon, the son of David, king of Israel; (The proverbs of Solomon, the son of David, the king of Israel;) NIV 1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: WYC 2 to know wisdom and knowing (to know wisdom and knowledge); to understand the words of prudence; NIV 2 for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight; WYC 3 and to take the learning of teaching; to take rightfulness, and doom, and equity; (and to receive learning from teaching, or from instruction; to gain righteousness, and judgement, or justice, and fairness;) NIV 3 for receiving instruction in prudent behavior, doing what is right and just and fair; WYC 4 that fellness, or wariness, be given to little children, and knowing and understanding to a young waxing man. (so that cleverness, and caution, be given to people of little wit, or of low intelligence, and knowledge and understanding to a young growing man.) NIV 4 for giving prudence to those who are simple,knowledge and discretion to the young— WYC 5 A wise man hearing shall be the wiser; and a man (of) understanding shall hold governance. (A wise person listening shall become wiser; and a person understanding shall gain skills, or abilities.) NIV 5 let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance— WYC 6 He shall perceive a parable, and the expounding; the words of wise men, and the dark figurative speeches of them. (He shall understand a proverb, and its expounding, or its explanation; yea, the words of the wise, and their riddles.) NIV 6 for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise. WYC 7 The dread of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; fools despise wisdom and teaching. (The fear of the Lord/Reverence for the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; but fools despise wisdom and teaching.) NIV 7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. WYC 8 My son, hear thou the teaching of thy father, and forsake thou not the law of thy mother; (My son, listen thou to thy father's teaching; and do not thou abandon thy mother's principles;) NIV 8 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. WYC 9 (so) that grace be added, either increased, to thine head, and a band to thy neck. (so that favour be added unto thee, and a band of honour be put about thy neck.) NIV 9 They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck. WYC 10 My son, if sinners flatter thee, assent thou not to them. NIV 10 My son, if sinful men entice you, do not give in to them. WYC 11 If they say, Come thou with us, set we ambush to shed (out) blood, hide we snares of deceits against an innocent (person) 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; WYC 12 swallow we him, as hell swalloweth a man living; and all-whole, as (those) going down into a pit; (we shall swallow him up, like Sheol swalloweth up the living; yea, all-whole, like those going down into the pit;) NIV 12 let’s swallow them alive, like the grave, and whole, like those who go down to the pit; WYC 13 we shall find all precious chattel, (or possessions,) we shall fill our houses with spoils; NIV 13 we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our houses with plunder; WYC 14 put thou lot with us, one purse be there of us all; (put thou thy lot with us, and let there be one purse for us all;) NIV 14 cast lots with us; we will all share the loot”— WYC 15 my son, go thou not with them; forbid thy foot from the paths of them (do not let thy foot go onto their paths). NIV 15 my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot on their paths; WYC 16 For the feet of them run to evil; and they hasten to shed out blood. NIV 16 for their feet rush into evil, they are swift to shed blood. WYC 17 But a net is laid in vain before the eyes of birds, that have wings. NIV 17 How useless to spread a net where every bird can see it! WYC 18 Also they set ambush against their own blood; and make ready frauds, or guiles, against their (own) souls. NIV 18 These men lie in wait for their own blood; they ambush only themselves! WYC 19 So the paths of each avaricious man ravish, or take away, the souls of them that wield (them). NIV 19 Such are the paths of all who go after ill-gotten gain; it takes away the life of those who get it. WYC 20 Wisdom preacheth withoutforth; in streets it giveth his voice. (Wisdom preacheth outside; yea, it raiseth up its voice in the streets.) NIV 20 Out in the open wisdom calls aloud, she raises her voice in the public square; WYC 21 It crieth oft in the head of companies; in the leaves of [the] gates of the city it bringeth forth his words, and saith, (It crieth often at the tops of the streets; and at the leaves of the gates of the city, it bringeth forth its words, and saith,) NIV 21 on top of the wall she cries out, at the city gate she makes her speech: WYC 22 How long, little men in wit, love young childhood, and fools shall covet those things, that be harmful to themselves, and unprudent men shall hate knowing? (How long, ye of little wit, or of low intelligence, shall ye love foolishness, and shall fools desire those things that be harmful to themselves, and shall the imprudent hate knowledge, or understanding?) NIV 22 “How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? WYC 23 Be ye converted at my reproving (Be ye changed by my rebukes); lo, I shall bring forth to you my spirit, and I shall show (you) my words. NIV 23 Repent at my rebuke! Then I will pour out my thoughts to you, I will make known to you my teachings. WYC 24 For I called, and ye forsook; I held forth mine hand, and none there was that beheld. (For I called, but you would not listen to me; I held forth my hand, but no one paid any attention to it.) NIV 24 But since you refuse to listen when I call and no one pays attention when I stretch out my hand, WYC 25 Ye have despised all my counsel; and charged not my blamings (and would not listen to my rebukes). NIV 25 since you disregard all my advice and do not accept my rebuke, WYC 26 And I shall laugh in your perishing; and I shall scorn you, when that, that ye dread, cometh to you. (And so I shall laugh at your misfortune, or at your tribulation; and I shall scorn you, when what ye fear, cometh to you.) NIV 26 I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you; I will mock when calamity overtakes you— WYC 27 When sudden wretchedness falleth in, and perishing befalleth as (a) tempest; when tribulation and anguish cometh [up]on you. NIV 27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind, when distress and trouble overwhelm you. WYC 28 Then they shall call me, and I shall not hear (but I shall not answer them); they shall rise early, and they shall 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, WYC 29 For they hated teaching, and they took not the dread of the Lord, (For they hated instruction, and they chose not to fear the Lord/and they chose not to have reverence for the Lord,) NIV 29 since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD. WYC 30 neither they assented to my counsel, and they depraved all mine amending. (nor would they assent to my advice, and they have spurned all of my correction.) NIV 30 Since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke, WYC 31 Therefore they shall eat the fruits of their (own) way; and they shall be filled with their (own) counsels. NIV 31 they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes. WYC 32 The turning away of little men in wit shall slay them; and the prosperity of fools shall lose them. (This turning away by those with little wit, or with low intelligence, shall lead to their own slaughter, yea, the prosperity of fools shall bring about their own destruction.) NIV 32 For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them; WYC 33 But he that heareth me, shall rest without dread; and he shall use abundance, when the dread of evils is taken away. (But he who listeneth to me, shall rest without fear; and he shall enjoy his abundance, when the fear of evil is taken away.) NIV 33 but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.”

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