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so that they can understand the hidden meanings of proverbs and the problems that the wise raise.
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The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Matthew 13:10-17,51,52 And his disciples came and said to him: Why speakest thou to them in parables? . . .
Mark 4:11,34 And he said to them: To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but to them that are without, all things are done in parables: . . .
Acts 8:30,31 And Philip running thither, heard him reading the prophet Isaias. And he said: Thinkest thou that thou understandest what thou readest? . . .
Ecclesiastes 12:11 The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails deeply fastened in, which by the counsel of masters are given from one shepherd.
Psalm 49:4 I will incline my ear to a parable; I will open my proposition on the psaltery.
Psalm 78:2 I will open my mouth in parables: I will utter propositions from the beginning.
Matthew 13:34,35 All these things Jesus spoke in parables to the multitudes: and without parables he did not speak to them. . . .
Hebrews 5:14 But strong meat is for the perfect: for them who by custom have their senses exercised to the discerning of good and evil.
2 Peter 3:16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are certain things hard to be understood, which the unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, to their own destruction.
ContextThe Beginning of Knowledge
…5He shall understand a parable and the interpretation, the words of the wise, and their mysterious sayings. 6The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Fools despise wisdom and instruction.7My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:…
For I speak to him mouth to mouth: and plainly, and not by riddles and figures doth he see the Lord. Why then were you not afraid to speak ill of my servant Moses?
I will incline my ear to a parable; I will open my proposition on the psaltery.
I will open my mouth in parables: I will utter propositions from the beginning.
These things also to the wise: It is not good to have respect to persons in judgment.
The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails deeply fastened in, which by the counsel of masters are given from one shepherd.
And after their reign, when iniquities shall be grown up, there shall arise a king of a shameless face, and understanding dark sentences.
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