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Proverbs 1 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:1 - Proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:2 - For knowing wisdom and instruction, For understanding sayings of intelligence,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:3 - For receiving the instruction of wisdom, Righteousness, judgment, and uprightness,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:4 - For giving to simple ones -- prudence, To a youth -- knowledge and discretion.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:5 - (The wise doth hear and increaseth learning, And the intelligent doth obtain counsels.)
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:6 - For understanding a proverb and its sweetness, Words of the wise and their acute sayings.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:7 - Fear of Jehovah is a beginning of knowledge, Wisdom and instruction fools have despised!

The Enticement of Sinners

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:8 - Hear, my son, the instruction of thy father, And leave not the law of thy mother,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:9 - For a graceful wreath are they to thy head, And chains to thy neck.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:10 - My son, if sinners entice thee be not willing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:11 - If they say, 'Come with us, we lay wait for blood, We watch secretly for the innocent without cause,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:12 - We swallow them as Sheol -- alive, And whole -- as those going down to the pit,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:13 - Every precious substance we find, We fill our houses with spoil,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:14 - Thy lot thou dost cast among us, One purse is -- to all of us.'
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:15 - My son! go not in the way with them, Withhold thy foot from their path,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:16 - For their feet to evil do run, And they haste to shed blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:17 - Surely in vain is the net spread out before the eyes of any bird.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:18 - And they for their own blood lay wait, They watch secretly for their own lives.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:19 - So are the paths of every gainer of dishonest gain, The life of its owners it taketh.

Wisdom Warns

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:20 - Wisdom in an out-place crieth aloud, In broad places she giveth forth her voice,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:21 - At the head of the multitudes she calleth, In the openings of the gates, In the city her sayings she saith:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:22 - 'Till when, ye simple, do ye love simplicity? And have scorners their scorning desired? And do fools hate knowledge?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:23 - Turn back at my reproof, lo, I pour forth to you my spirit, I make known my words with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:24 - Because I have called, and ye refuse, I stretched out my hand, and none is attending,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:25 - And ye slight all my counsel, And my reproof ye have not desired.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:26 - I also in your calamity do laugh, I deride when your fear cometh,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:27 - When your fear cometh as destruction, And your calamity as a hurricane doth come, When on you come adversity and distress.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:28 - Then they call me, and I do not answer, They seek me earnestly, and find me not.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:29 - Because that they have hated knowledge, And the fear of Jehovah have not chosen.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:30 - They have not consented to my counsel, They have despised all my reproof,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:31 - And they eat of the fruit of their way, And from their own counsels they are filled.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:32 - For the turning of the simple slayeth them, And the security of the foolish destroyeth them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:33 - And whoso is hearkening to me dwelleth confidently, And is quiet from fear of evil!'

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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