Proverbs 1
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1THE proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel:

2To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;

3To receive discipline, reverence, righteousness, and justice, and equity;

4To give subtlety to the simple, to the young men knowledge and discretion.

5A wise man will listen and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain to leadership;

6To understand proverbs and figures of speech; the words of the wise and their dark sayings.

7The reverence of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; but fools despise knowledge and instruction.

8Hear, my son, the ordinance of your father, and forsake not the law of your mother;

9For they shall be an ornament of grace for your head and a necklace about your neck.

10My son, if sinners entice you, consent not.

11If they say to you, Come with us, let us lie in wait to shed blood, let us lie in wait for the innocent, wrongfully;

12Let us swallow them up alive, as Sheol swallows the living, and whole as those who go down into the pit;

13We shall find all his wealth and precious things, we shall fill our houses with spoil;

14Cast in your lot with us; let us all have one purse;

15My son, do not walk in the way with them; but refrain your foot from their path;

16For their feet run to evil, they make haste to shed blood.

17Surely in deceit is the net spread in the sight of any bird.

18And they lie in wait, they hide themselves to shed blood.

19Such are the ways of all who practice iniquity, who take away the life of their owners.

20Wisdom is glorified in the market places; she raises her voice in the streets:

21She preaches in the chief places of the concourse; in the openings of the gates of the city, she utters her words, saying,

22How long, you simple ones, will you love childishness? And the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

23If you will turn to my reproof, behold, I will pour out my spirit upon you; I will make known my words to you.

24For I have called, and you refused; I have stretched out my hand, and you did not listen:

25But you have despised all my counsels, and you were not pleased with my reproof.

26I also will laugh at your calamity; I will rejoice when terror and sudden destruction come upon you;

27When your destruction comes as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish come upon you,

28Then they shall call upon me, but I will not answer them; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me;

29Because they hated knowledge, and did not choose the worship of the LORD.

30They were not pleased with my counsels; they rejected all of my reproof.

31Therefore they shall eat of the fruit of their own ways and be filled with their own devices.

32For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the error of the weak-minded men shall destroy them.

33But he who listens to me shall live in hope, and shall refrain from many evils.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

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