King James Bible
Youngs Literal Translation
||The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;
||Proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:
||To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;
||For knowing wisdom and instruction, For understanding sayings of intelligence,
||To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;
||For receiving the instruction of wisdom, Righteousness, judgment, and uprightness,
||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.
||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.)
||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.
||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!
||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,
||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.
||My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
||My son, if sinners entice thee be not willing.
||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,
||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,
||We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:
||Every precious substance we find, We fill our houses `with' spoil,
||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.'
||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,
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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,
||She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,
||At the head of the multitudes she calleth, In the openings of the gates, In the city her sayings she saith:
||How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
||`Till when, ye simple, do ye love simplicity? And have scorners their scorning desired? And do fools hate knowledge?
||Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
||Turn back at my reproof, lo, I pour forth to you my spirit, I make known my words with you.
||Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
||Because I have called, and ye refuse, I stretched out my hand, and none is attending,
||But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
||And ye slight all my counsel, And my reproof ye have not desired.
||I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
||I also in your calamity do laugh, I deride when your fear cometh,
||When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
||When your fear cometh as destruction, And your calamity as a hurricane doth come, When on you come adversity and distress.
||Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
||Then they call me, and I do not answer, They seek me earnestly, and find me not.
||For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
||Because that they have hated knowledge, And the fear of Jehovah have not chosen.
||They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
||They have not consented to my counsel, They have despised all my reproof,
||Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
||And they eat of the fruit of their way, And from their own counsels they are filled.
||For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
||For the turning of the simple slayeth them, And the security of the foolish destroyeth them.
||But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
||And whoso is hearkening to me dwelleth confidently, And `is' quiet from fear of evil!'