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Proverbs 1 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Pro 1:1

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

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Pro 1:2

To know wisdom and instruction,
To perceive the words of understanding,

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Pro 1:3

To receive the instruction of wisdom,
Justice, judgment, and equity;

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Pro 1:4

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

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Pro 1:5

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

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Pro 1:6

To understand a proverb and an enigma,
The words of the wise and their riddles.

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Pro 1:7

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

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Pro 1:8

My son, hear the instruction of your father,
And do not forsake the law of your mother;

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Pro 1:9

For they will be a graceful ornament on your head,
And chains about your neck.

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Pro 1:10

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

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Pro 1:11

If they say, “Come with us,
Let us lie in wait to shed blood;
Let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause;

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Pro 1:12

Let us swallow them alive like Sheol,fn
And whole, like those who go down to the Pit;

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Pro 1:13

We shall find all kinds of precious possessions,
We shall fill our houses with spoil;

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Pro 1:14

Cast in your lot among us,
Let us all have one purse”—

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Pro 1:15

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

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Pro 1:16

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

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Pro 1:17

Surely, in vain the net is spread
In the sight of any bird;

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Pro 1:18

But they lie in wait for their own blood,
They lurk secretly for their own lives.

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Pro 1:19

So are the ways of everyone who is greedy for gain;
It takes away the life of its owners.

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Pro 1:20

Wisdom calls aloud outside;
She raises her voice in the open squares.

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Pro 1:21

She cries out in the chief concourses,fn
At the openings of the gates in the city
She speaks her words:

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Pro 1:22

“How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity?
For scorners delight in their scorning,
And fools hate knowledge.

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Pro 1:23

Turn at my rebuke;
Surely I will pour out my spirit on you;
I will make my words known to you.

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Pro 1:24

Because I have called and you refused,
I have stretched out my hand and no one regarded,

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Pro 1:25

Because you disdained all my counsel,
And would have none of my rebuke,

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Pro 1:26

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

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Pro 1:27

When your terror comes like a storm,
And your destruction comes like a whirlwind,
When distress and anguish come upon you.

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Pro 1:28

“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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Pro 1:29

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

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Pro 1:30

They would have none of my counsel
And despised my every rebuke.

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Pro 1:31

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

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Pro 1:32

For the turning away of the simple will slay them,
And the complacency of fools will destroy them;

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Pro 1:33

But whoever listens to me will dwell safely,
And will be secure, without fear of evil.”
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