Proverbs 1:1-7

The Beginning of Knowledge

1 aThe proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:

2 To know wisdom and instruction,
to understand words of insight,
3to receive instruction in wise dealing,
in brighteousness, justice, and equity;
4to give prudence to cthe simple,
knowledge and ddiscretion to the youth
5Let the wise hear and eincrease in learning,
and the one who understands obtain guidance,
6to understand a proverb and a saying,
fthe words of the wise and their griddles.
7 hThe fear of the  Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction.
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