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Proverbs 1 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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The Usefulness of Proverbs

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:1 - The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:2 - To know wisdom and instruction,
To discern the sayings of understanding,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:3 - To receive instruction in wise behavior,
Righteousness, justice, and integrity;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:4 - To give prudence to the naive,
To the youth knowledge and discretion,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:5 - A wise person will hear and increase in learning,
And a person of understanding will acquire wise counsel,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:6 - To understand a proverb and a saying,
The words of the wise and their riddles.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:7 - The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;
Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

The Enticement of Sinners

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:8 - Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction,
And do not ignore your mother’s teaching;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:9 - For they are a graceful wreath for your head
And necklaces for your neck.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:10 - My son, if sinners entice you,
Do not consent.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:11 - If they say, “Come with us,
Let’s lie in wait for blood,
Let’s ambush the innocent without cause;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:12 - Let’s swallow them alive like Sheol,
Even whole, like those who go down to the pit;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:13 - We will find all kinds of precious wealth,
We will fill our houses with plunder;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:14 - Throw in your lot [fn]with us;
We will all have one money bag,”
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:15 - My son, do not walk on the way with them.
Keep your feet from their path,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:16 - For their feet run to evil,
And they are quick to shed blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:17 - Indeed, it is [fn]useless to spread the baited net
In the sight of any [fn]bird;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:18 - But they lie in wait for their own blood;
They ambush their own lives.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:19 - Such are the ways of everyone who makes unjust gain;
It takes away the life of its possessors.

Wisdom Warns

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:20 - Wisdom shouts in the street,
She [fn]raises her voice in the public square;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:21 - At the head of the noisy streets she cries out;
At the entrance of the gates in the city she declares her sayings:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:22 - “How long, you naive ones, will you love simplistic thinking?
And how long will scoffers delight themselves in scoffing
And fools hate knowledge?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:23 - “Turn to my rebuke,
Behold, I will pour out my spirit on you;
I will make my words known to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:24 - “Because I called and you refused,
I stretched out my hand and no one paid attention;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:25 - And you neglected all my advice
And did not want my rebuke;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:26 - I will also laugh at your disaster;
I will mock when your dread comes,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:27 - When your dread comes like a storm
And your disaster comes like a whirlwind,
When distress and anguish come upon you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:28 - “Then they will call on me, but I will not answer;
They will seek me diligently but will not find me,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:29 - Because they hated knowledge
And did not choose the fear of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:30 - “They did not accept my advice,
They disdainfully rejected every rebuke from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:31 - “So they shall eat of the fruit of their own way,
And be filled with their own schemes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:32 - “For the faithlessness of the naive will kill them,
And the complacency of fools will destroy them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:33 - “But whoever listens to me will live securely
And will be at ease from the dread of evil.”
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit in the midst of us
Lit in vain
Lit possessor of wing
Lit gives
NASB20

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