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Proverbs 1 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:1 - The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel:

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To know wisdom and instruction;
To discern the words of understanding;

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To receive instruction in wise dealing,
In righteousness and justice and equity;

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To give prudence to the simple,
To the young man knowledge and discretion:

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That the wise man may hear, and increase in learning;
And that the man of understanding may attain unto sound counsels:

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To understand a proverb, and a figure,
The words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

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The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge;
But the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.

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My son, hear the instruction of thy father,
And forsake not the law of thy mother:

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For they shall be a chaplet of grace unto thy head,
And chains about thy neck.

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My son, if sinners entice thee,
Consent thou not.

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If they say, Come with us,
Let us lay wait for blood;
Let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause;

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Let us swallow them up alive as Sheol,
And whole, as those that go down into the pit;

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We shall find all precious substance;
We shall fill our houses with spoil;

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Thou shalt cast thy lot among us;
We will all have one purse:

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My son, walk not thou in the way with them;
Refrain thy foot from their path:

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For their feet run to evil,
And they make haste to shed blood.

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For in vain is the net spread
In the sight of any bird:

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And these lay wait for their own blood;
They lurk privily for their own lives.

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So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain;
It taketh away the life of the owners thereof.

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Wisdom crieth aloud in the street;
She uttereth her voice in the broad places;

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She crieth in the chief place of concourse;
At the entrance of the gates,
In the city, she uttereth her words:

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How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity?
And scoffers delight them in scoffing,
And fools hate knowledge?

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Turn you at my reproof:
Behold, I will pour out my spirit upon you;
I will make known my words unto you.

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Because I have called, and ye have refused;
I have stretched out my hand, and no man hath regarded;

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But ye have set at nought all my counsel,
And would none of my reproof:

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I also will laugh in the day of your calamity;
I will mock when your fear cometh;

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When your fear cometh as a storm,
And your calamity cometh on as a whirlwind;
When distress and anguish come upon you.

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Then will they call upon me, but I will not answer;
They will seek me diligently, but they shall not find me:

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For that they hated knowledge,
And did not choose the fear of Jehovah,

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They would none of my counsel,
They despised all my reproof.

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Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way,
And be filled with their own devices.

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For the backsliding of the simple shall slay them,
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But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell securely,
And shall be quiet without fear of evil.

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