Proverbs 1

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

2  To know wisdom and instruction,
to understand words of insight,
3  to receive instruction in wise dealing,
in righteousness, justice, and equity;
4  to give prudence to the simple,
knowledge and discretion to the youth—
5  Let the wise hear and increase in learning,
and the one who understands obtain guidance,
6  to understand a proverb and a saying,
the words of the wise and their riddles.

7  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction.


The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Pr 1:1–7). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

Proverbs 9

9 Wisdom has built her house;
she has hewn her seven pillars.
2  She has slaughtered her beasts; she has mixed her wine;
she has also set her table.
3  She has sent out her young women to call
from the highest places in the town,
4  “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!”
To him who lacks sense she says,
5  “Come, eat of my bread
and drink of the wine I have mixed.
6  Leave your simple ways, and live,
and walk in the way of insight.”


The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Pr 9:1–6). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.