King James Bible

1:1 
The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;
 
1:2 
To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;
 
1:3 
To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;
 
1:4 
To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
 
1:5 
A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
 
1:6 
To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
 
1:7 
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
 
1:8 
My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
 
1:9 
For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
 
1:10 
My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
 
1:11 
If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily 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:
 
1:13 
We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:
 
1:14 
Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:
 
1:15 
My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:
 
1:16 
For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.
 
1:17 
Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.
 
1:18 
And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily 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.
 
1:20 
Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:
 

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