Wisdom1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David who reigned in Israel, 2 to know wisdom and instruction; to comprehend also words of intelligence; 3 to receive also the shifting and turning of words, and loosening enigmas; to comprehend also [2righteousness 1true] and [2judgment 1to straighten out], 4 that he should give to the guileless astuteness, [3child 1but 2to the young] perception, and also reflection. 5 But of the ones for hearing, the wise will be wiser, and the intelligent [2guidance 1shall acquire]. 6 He shall comprehend also a parable and a dark matter; sayings also of the wise, and enigmas. 7 The beginning of wisdom is fear of the lord, [3understanding 1and 2good] to all the ones observing it. And piety to God is the beginning of perception. But wisdom and instruction the impious shall treat with contempt. 8 Hear, O son, the laws of your father! and you should not thrust away the rules of your mother; 9 [3a crown 1for 4of favors 2you shall receive] for your head, and a collar of gold around your neck. 10 O son, you should not have caused [3to wander you 2men 1impious], nor should you consent. 11 If they should comfort you, saying, Come with us, partake in blood! for we should hide [4in 5the ground 2man 1the just 3unjustly], 12 and we should swallow him as Hades, while living, and lift his remembrance from the earth, 13 the [2property 3of his 1very costly] we should overtake, and we should fill [2houses 1our] of spoils. 14 and [2your 3lot 1throw] in with us, and [3money bag 2one 1let there become] for us. 15 You should not go in the ways with them. Turn aside your foot from their paths! 16 For their feet [2to 3evil 1run], and are quick to pour out blood. 17 [3are not 1For 5wrongfully 4stretched out 2nets] for feathered birds. 18 For they, the ones [2in murder 1partaking], treasure up for themselves evils. 19 These [2the 3ways 1are] of all the ones completing the lawless things. For by impiety [2their own 3life 1they remove]. 20 Wisdom [2in 3the streets 1sings praise]; and in the squares in open places she celebrates. 21 [3upon 4the tops 1And 5of the walls 2she proclaims]; and at the gates of the city courageously says, 22 As much time as the guileless have of the righteousness, they shall not be ashamed; but the fools [3insolence 1being 2ones who crave], [2impious 1having become], detest good sense, 23 and [2accountable 1become] for reproofs. Behold, I will let go to you my breath's saying, and I will teach you by my word. 24 Since I called, and you did not obey; and I stretched out words, and you did not take heed; 25 but [4void 1you made 2my 3counsels], and [3to my 4reproofs 1you did not 2give heed]; 26 accordingly I also [2your 3destruction 1laugh at]; and I will rejoice when ever [2comes 3to you 1ruin]. 27 And when ever [2should arrive 3unto you 4suddenly 1a tumult], and the undoing of yourself like a blast is at hand; or whenever [4should come upon 5you 1affliction 2and 3assault]; 28 that it will be whenever you should call upon me, even I shall not listen to you. [2shall seek 3me 1Evil men], and will not find me; 29 for they detested wisdom, and the fear of the lord they did not prefer; 30 nor wanted [2to my 1to take heed] counsels; but they sneered at my reproofs. 31 Accordingly they shall eat [3of their own 4way 1the 2fruits], and [2with their own 3impiety 1shall be filled]. 32 For because they wronged the simple ones, they shall be slaughtered, and an inquisition [2the impious 1shall destroy]. 33 But the one hearing me shall encamp with hope, and shall be tranquil without fear from all evil.
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