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Proverbs 1 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:1 - The Proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:2 - To learn wisdom and moral instruction, and to discern wise counsel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:3 - To receive moral instruction in skillful living, in righteousness, justice, and equity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:4 - To impart shrewdness to the morally naive, and a discerning plan to the young person.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:5 - (Let the wise also hear and gain instruction, and let the discerning acquire guidance!)
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:6 - To discern the meaning of a proverb and a parable, the sayings of the wise and their riddles.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:7 - Fearing the LORD is the beginning of moral knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

The Enticement of Sinners

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:8 - Listen, my child, to the instruction from your father, and do not forsake the teaching from your mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:9 - For they will be like an elegant garland on your head, and like pendants around your neck.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:10 - My child, if sinners try to entice you, do not consent!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:11 - If they say, "Come with us! We will lie in wait to shed blood; we will ambush an innocent person capriciously.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:12 - We will swallow them alive like Sheol, those full of vigor like those going down to the Pit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:13 - We will seize all kinds of precious wealth; we will fill our houses with plunder.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:14 - Join with us! We will all share equally in what we steal."
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:15 - My child, do not go down their way, withhold yourself from their path;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:16 - for they are eager to inflict harm, and they hasten to shed blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:17 - Surely it is futile to spread a net in plain sight of any bird,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:18 - but these men lie in wait for their own blood, they ambush their own lives!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:19 - Such are the ways of all who gain profit unjustly; it takes away the life of those who obtain it!

Wisdom Warns

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:20 - Wisdom calls out in the street, she shouts loudly in the plazas;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:21 - at the head of the noisy streets she calls, in the entrances of the gates in the city she utters her words:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:22 - "How long will you simpletons love naiveté? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:23 - If only you will respond to my rebuke, then I will pour out my thoughts to you and I will make my words known to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:24 - However, because I called but you refused to listen, because I stretched out my hand but no one paid attention,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:25 - because you neglected all my advice, and did not comply with my rebuke,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:26 - so I myself will laugh when disaster strikes you, I will mock when what you dread comes,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:27 - when what you dread comes like a whirlwind, and disaster strikes you like a devastating storm, when distressing trouble comes on you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:28 - Then they will call to me, but I will not answer; they will diligently seek me, but they will not find me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:29 - Because they hated moral knowledge, and did not choose to fear the LORD,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:30 - they did not comply with my advice, they spurned all my rebuke.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:31 - Therefore they will eat from the fruit of their way, and they will be stuffed full of their own counsel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:32 - For the waywardness of the simpletons will kill them, and the careless ease of fools will destroy them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:33 - But the one who listens to me will live in security, and will be at ease from the dread of harm.

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