Choose a new font size and typeface

Customize your font sizeIncrease your font sizeDecrease your font sizeReturn to default font size

Choose a Bible text color
Read the Bible in blackRead the Bible in dark blueRead the Bible in blue

Customize your text type
Arial font
Trebuchet MS font
Georgia font
Times New Roman font

Customize your Hebrew text type
SBL Hebrew font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Customize your Greek text type
Gentium font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Close font preferences
The Blue Letter Bible
BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search ESV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVHCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  
Version Selector Down Arrow
 [?]

Advanced Options

Search a pre-defined list


OR Select a range of biblical books

From:

To:


OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

LexiConc
 [?]
 

Advanced Options

Exact Match
Beginning of the Word
Any Part of the Word
Theological FAQs
 [?]
 
Multi-Verse Retrieval
x
Search ESV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVHCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  
Version Selector Down Arrow

Line-By-Line Order:
Line-By-Line Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Line-By-Line Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Line-By-Line Separate Line  Separate Line
Line-By-Line Verse Only  Verse Only
Line-By-Line Reference Only  Reference Only
Reference Delimiters:
No Reference Delimiters  None — Jhn 1:1 KJV
Square Reference Delimiters  Square — [Jhn 1:1 KJV]
Curly Reference Delimiters  Curly — {Jhn 1:1 KJV}
Parenthesis Reference Delimiters  Parens — (Jhn 1:1 KJV)
Paragraph Order:
Paragraph Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Paragraph Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Paragraph Reference-Only  Reference-Only
Number Delimiters:*
No Verse Numbers  No Number
No Verse Delimeters  No Delimiter — 15
Square Verse Delimiters  Square — [15]
Curly Verse Delimiters  Curly — {15}
Parenthesis Verse Delimiters  Parens — (15)
Other Options:
Abbreviate Books  Abbreviate Books
Quotes Around Verses  Quotes around Verses
Remove Square Brackets  Remove Square Brackets
 
Sort Canonically  Sort Canonically

* 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order'

Let's Connect
x

Connect on TwitterConnect on FacebookConnect on InstagramConnect on PinterestConnect on Google Plus

Receive our Blue Letter Bible Newsletter

Daily Devotionals
x

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans
x

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one’s mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Proverbs 1 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

toggle collapse

Tools specific to Pro 1:1

Unchecked Copy Box Pro 1:1

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

Tools specific to Pro 1:2

Unchecked Copy Box Pro 1:2

To know wisdom and instruction,
to understand words of insight,

Tools specific to Pro 1:3

Unchecked Copy Box Pro 1:3

to receive instruction in wise dealing,
in righteousness, justice, and equity;

Tools specific to Pro 1:4

Unchecked Copy Box Pro 1:4

to give prudence to the simple,
knowledge and discretion to the youth—

Tools specific to Pro 1:5

Unchecked Copy Box Pro 1:5

Let the wise hear and increase in learning,
and the one who understands obtain guidance,

Tools specific to Pro 1:6

Unchecked Copy Box Pro 1:6

to understand a proverb and a saying,
the words of the wise and their riddles.

Tools specific to Pro 1:7

Unchecked Copy Box Pro 1:7

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Tools specific to Pro 1:8

Unchecked Copy Box Pro 1:8

Hear, my son, your father’s instruction,
and forsake not your mother’s teaching,

Tools specific to Pro 1:9

Unchecked Copy Box Pro 1:9

for they are a graceful garland for your head
and pendants for your neck.

Tools specific to Pro 1:10

Unchecked Copy Box Pro 1:10

My son, if sinners entice you,
do not consent.

Tools specific to Pro 1:11

Unchecked Copy Box Pro 1:11

If they say, “Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood;
let us ambush the innocent without reason;

Tools specific to Pro 1:12

Unchecked Copy Box Pro 1:12

like Sheol let us swallow them alive,
and whole, like those who go down to the pit;

Tools specific to Pro 1:13

Unchecked Copy Box Pro 1:13

we shall find all precious goods,
we shall fill our houses with plunder;

Tools specific to Pro 1:14

Unchecked Copy Box Pro 1:14

throw in your lot among us;
we will all have one purse”—

Tools specific to Pro 1:15

Unchecked Copy Box Pro 1:15

my son, do not walk in the way with them;
hold back your foot from their paths,

Tools specific to Pro 1:16

Unchecked Copy Box Pro 1:16

for their feet run to evil,
and they make haste to shed blood.

Tools specific to Pro 1:17

Unchecked Copy Box Pro 1:17

For in vain is a net spread
in the sight of any bird,

Tools specific to Pro 1:18

Unchecked Copy Box Pro 1:18

but these men lie in wait for their own blood;
they set an ambush for their own lives.

Tools specific to Pro 1:19

Unchecked Copy Box Pro 1:19

Such are the ways of everyone who is greedy for unjust gain;
it takes away the life of its possessors.

Tools specific to Pro 1:20

Unchecked Copy Box Pro 1:20

Wisdom cries aloud in the street,
in the markets she raises her voice;

Tools specific to Pro 1:21

Unchecked Copy Box Pro 1:21

at the head of the noisy streets she cries out;
at the entrance of the city gates she speaks:

Tools specific to Pro 1:22

Unchecked Copy Box Pro 1:22

“How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple?
How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing
and fools hate knowledge?

Tools specific to Pro 1:23

Unchecked Copy Box Pro 1:23

If you turn at my reproof,[fn]
behold, I will pour out my spirit to you;
I will make my words known to you.

Tools specific to Pro 1:24

Unchecked Copy Box Pro 1:24

Because I have called and you refused to listen,
have stretched out my hand and no one has heeded,

Tools specific to Pro 1:25

Unchecked Copy Box Pro 1:25

because you have ignored all my counsel
and would have none of my reproof,

Tools specific to Pro 1:26

Unchecked Copy Box Pro 1:26

I also will laugh at your calamity;
I will mock when terror strikes you,

Tools specific to Pro 1:27

Unchecked Copy Box Pro 1:27

when terror strikes you like a storm
and your calamity comes like a whirlwind,
when distress and anguish come upon you.

Tools specific to Pro 1:28

Unchecked Copy Box Pro 1:28

Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer;
they will seek me diligently but will not find me.

Tools specific to Pro 1:29

Unchecked Copy Box Pro 1:29

Because they hated knowledge
and did not choose the fear of the LORD,

Tools specific to Pro 1:30

Unchecked Copy Box Pro 1:30

would have none of my counsel
and despised all my reproof,

Tools specific to Pro 1:31

Unchecked Copy Box Pro 1:31

therefore they shall eat the fruit of their way,
and have their fill of their own devices.

Tools specific to Pro 1:32

Unchecked Copy Box Pro 1:32

For the simple are killed by their turning away,
and the complacency of fools destroys them;

Tools specific to Pro 1:33

Unchecked Copy Box Pro 1:33

but whoever listens to me will dwell secure
and will be at ease, without dread of disaster.”
decorationPrevious BookPrevious ChapterGo to Top of PageNext ChapterNext Bookdecoration
ESV Footnotes
Or Will you turn away at my reproof?

ESV

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version copyright © 2001, 2007, 2011, 2016 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

See detailed copyright information.

 
 
Home
Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search ESV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVHCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  
Version Selector Down Arrow

Search a pre-defined list


OR Select a range of biblical books

From:

To:


OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups:
'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

Your Bible Version is the ESV
Version Selector Up Arrow
KJV King James Version
NKJV New King James Version
NLT New Living Translation
NIV New International Version
ESV English Standard Version
HCSB Holman Christian Standard Bible
NASB New American Standard Bible
NET New English Translation
RSV Revised Standard Version
ASV American Standard Version
YLT Young's Literal Translation
DBY Darby Translation
WEB Webster's Bible
HNV Hebrew Names Version
RVR60 Reina-Valera 1960
VUL Latin Vulgate
WLC Westminster Leningrad Codex
LXX Septuagint
Go to Top
Link to This PageCite This Page
Version Selector Up Arrow
Version Selector Up Arrow

Cite this page

MLA format Copy link to clipboard

Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs.

APA format Copy link to clipboard
Chicago format Copy link to clipboard
Close
Share this pageFollow the BLB
Version Selector Up Arrow

Share this page using one of these tools:

facebooktwitter

googlepluspinterest

reddittumblrlinkedin


Or email this page to a friend:

Version Selector Up Arrow

Follow the Blue Letter Bible on:

facebooktwitter

pinterestgoogle+


Or subscribe to our Newsletter:

Printable Page
 
 
Left Context Bar Edge 1Left Context Bar BackgroundLeft Context Bar Edge 2Previous BookPrevious ChapterQuick NavNext ChapterNext BookCopy VersesCopy OptionsShow StrongsFormat by Verse or ParagraphListen to the BibleRed Letter OnRight Context Bar Edge 2Right Context Bar BackgroundRight Context Bar Edge 1
Line-By-Line Order:
Line-By-Line Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Line-By-Line Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Line-By-Line Separate Line  Separate Line
Line-By-Line Verse Only  Verse Only
Line-By-Line Reference Only  Reference Only
Reference Delimiters:
No Reference Delimiters  None — Jhn 1:1 KJV
Square Reference Delimiters  Square — [Jhn 1:1 KJV]
Curly Reference Delimiters  Curly — {Jhn 1:1 KJV}
Parenthesis Reference Delimiters  Parens — (Jhn 1:1 KJV)
Paragraph Order:
Paragraph Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Paragraph Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Paragraph Reference-Only  Reference-Only
Number Delimiters:*
No Verse Numbers  No Number
No Verse Delimeters  No Delimiter — 15
Square Verse Delimiters  Square — [15]
Curly Verse Delimiters  Curly — {15}
Parenthesis Verse Delimiters  Parens — (15)
Other Options:
Abbreviate Books  Abbreviate Books
Quotes Around Verses  Quotes Around Verses
Remove Square Brackets  Remove Square Brackets
 
Select All Verses
Clear All Verses

* 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order'

Loading...

Interlinear
Bibles
Cross-Refs
Commentaries
Dictionaries
Miscellaneous
Verse Tools Arrow
Login

Email / username or password was incorrect!

Check your email for password retrieval

Enter Your
Email or Username

Password

 [?]

 

Why won't my login from the old site work?

Did you forget your password?

Register a new BLB account

Complete the form below to register  [?]

Error: That Email is already registered

Error: Please provide a valid Email

Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters

Error: Passwords do not match

Error: Please provide a valid first name

Error: That username is already taken

Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores

Enter Your EmailUsername

First Name

PasswordRe-enter

[ Cancel ]

 

Passwords should have at least 6 characters.
Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores.

Thank you for registering. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided.

Error: That Email / Username is not registered

Enter Your Email or Username

 

Return to Login

Close Login
 

Search

Bible Search

Multiverse Retrieval

LexiConc Search

FAQ Search

Browse Dictionary Topics

Bible Reference

Encyclopedias / Dictionaries

Introductions to the Bible

Topical Indexes

Charts and Outlines

Timelines

Maps / Images

Bible Commentaries

Text Commentaries

Audio & Video Commentaries

Theological Resources

Articles / Books

Women's Resources

Don Stewart

BLB Theological

Creeds, Catechisms, and Confessions

Multimedia

Video

Music

Products

Digital Books

Mobile Apps for iPhone / iPad

Mobile blb.org

BLB Offline CDs

Free Web Tools

Devotionals

Email Devotional Sign-Up

BLB Daily Promises

Day by Day by Grace

Morning and Evening

Daily Bible Reading Plan

Help

Video Tutorials

Support

Theological Questions

Website Support

iApp Support

General Questions

Ministries

Sowing Circle

Co-Laboring Ministries

About

About the BLB

Statement of Faith

History

Newsletter

Partnerships

Ministry FAQs

Donate

Donation Information

Contact the BLB

Hotjar - Unlimited insights from your web and mobile sites


BLB Institute

BLB Blog

Email Newsletters

Facebook

Twitter


Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding.

Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

©2017 Blue Letter Bible