Proverbs 1:1-7

The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:

for gaining wisdom and instruction;
    for understanding words of insight;
for receiving instruction in prudent behavior,
    doing what is right and just and fair;
for giving prudence to those who are simple,[a]
    knowledge and discretion to the young—
let the wise listen and add to their learning,
    and let the discerning get guidance—
for understanding proverbs and parables,
    the sayings and riddles of the wise.[b]

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
    but fools[c] despise wisdom and instruction.

One response to “Proverbs 1:1-7

  1. God lays out the purposes of the book, and they are all worth pursuing: Gaining wisdom, learning to do what is just, right, and fair, learning discretion, adding to your wisdom.

    But they all start with fearing the Lord. Knowing that He is holy, and just, that He does not turn or change, and that He will judge, yet He is kind and merciful, these are what make me want to be like Him and to remove my flesh which keeps me from His ways.

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