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Proverbs 1 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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

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To know wisdom and instruction,
To discern the sayings of understanding,

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To receive instruction in wise behavior,
Righteousness, justice and equity;

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To give prudence to the [fn]naive,
To the youth knowledge and discretion,

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A wise man will hear and increase in learning,
And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,

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To understand a proverb and a figure,
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The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;
Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

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Hear, my son, your father’s instruction
And do not forsake your mother’s teaching;

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Indeed, they are a graceful wreath to your head
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My son, if sinners entice you,
Do not consent.

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If they say, “Come with us,
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Let us swallow them alive like Sheol,
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We will find all kinds of precious wealth,
We will fill our houses with spoil;

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Throw in your lot [fn]with us,
We shall all have one purse,”

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My son, do not walk in the way with them.
Keep your feet from their path,

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For their feet run to evil
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Indeed, it is [fn]useless to spread the baited net
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But they lie in wait for their own blood;
They ambush their own lives.

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So are the ways of everyone who gains by violence;
It takes away the life of its possessors.

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Wisdom shouts in the street,
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At the head of the noisy streets she cries out;
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“How long, O [fn]naive ones, will you love [fn]being simple-minded?
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And fools hate knowledge?

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“Turn to my reproof,
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“Because I called and you refused,
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I will also laugh at your calamity;
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“Then they will call on me, but I will not answer;
They will seek me diligently but they will not find me,

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Because they hated knowledge
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“They would not accept my counsel,
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“So they shall eat of the fruit of their own way
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“For the waywardness of the [fn]naive will kill them,
And the complacency of fools will destroy them.

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“But he who listens to me shall [fn]live securely
And will be at ease from the dread of evil.”
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NASB Footnotes
Literally: simple ones
Literally: necklaces
Literally: in the midst of us
Literally: in vain
Literally: possessor of wing
Literally: gives
Literally: simple ones
Or, naivete
Literally: simple ones
Literally: dwell

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