King James Bible

 King James BibleYoung's Literal Translation
1:1  The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; Proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:
1:2  To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; For knowing wisdom and instruction, For understanding sayings of intelligence,
1:3  To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; For receiving the instruction of wisdom, Righteousness, judgment, and uprightness,
1:4  To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. For giving to simple ones -- prudence, To a youth -- knowledge and discretion.
1:5  A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: (The wise doth hear and increaseth learning, And the intelligent doth obtain counsels.)
1:6  To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. For understanding a proverb and its sweetness, Words of the wise and their acute sayings.
1:7  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Fear of Jehovah `is' a beginning of knowledge, Wisdom and instruction fools have despised!
1:8  My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: Hear, my son, the instruction of thy father, And leave not the law of thy mother,
1:9  For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck. For a graceful wreath `are' they to thy head, And chains to thy neck.
1:10  My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. My son, if sinners entice thee be not willing.
1:11  If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: If they say, `Come with us, we lay wait for blood, We watch secretly for the innocent without cause,
1:12  Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit: We swallow them as Sheol -- alive, And whole -- as those going down `to' the pit,
1:13  We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: Every precious substance we find, We fill our houses `with' spoil,
1:14  Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse: Thy lot thou dost cast among us, One purse is -- to all of us.'
1:15  My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path: My son! go not in the way with them, Withhold thy foot from their path,
1:16  For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood. For their feet to evil do run, And they haste to shed blood.
1:17  Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird. Surely in vain is the net spread out before the eyes of any bird.
1:18  And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives. And they for their own blood lay wait, They watch secretly for their own lives.
1:19  So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof. So `are' the paths of every gainer of dishonest gain, The life of its owners it taketh.
1:20  Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: Wisdom in an out-place crieth aloud, In broad places she giveth forth her voice,


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