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Proverbs 1 - NIV

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

2

for gaining wisdom and instruction;
for understanding words of insight;

3 for receiving instruction in prudent behavior,
doing what is right and just and fair;

4 for giving prudence to those who are simple,[a]
knowledge and discretion to the young—

5 let the wise listen and add to their learning,
and let the discerning get guidance—

6 for understanding proverbs and parables,
the sayings and riddles of the wise.[b]

7

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
but fools[c] despise wisdom and instruction.

Warning Against the Invitation of Sinful Men

8

Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction
and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.

9 They are a garland to grace your head
and a chain to adorn your neck.

10

My son, if sinful men entice you,
do not give in to them.

11 If they say, “Come along with us;
let’s lie in wait for innocent blood,
let’s ambush some harmless soul;

12 let’s swallow them alive, like the grave,
and whole, like those who go down to the pit;

13 we will get all sorts of valuable things
and fill our houses with plunder;

14 cast lots with us;
we will all share the loot”—

15 my son, do not go along with them,
do not set foot on their paths;

16 for their feet rush into evil,
they are swift to shed blood.

17 How useless to spread a net
where every bird can see it!

18 These men lie in wait for their own blood;
they ambush only themselves!

19 Such are the paths of all who go after ill-gotten gain;
it takes away the life of those who get it.

Wisdom’s Rebuke

20

Out in the open wisdom calls aloud,
she raises her voice in the public square;

21 on top of the wall[d] she cries out,
at the city gate she makes her speech:

22

“How long will you who are simple love your simple ways?
How long will mockers delight in mockery
and fools hate knowledge?

23 Repent at my rebuke!
Then I will pour out my thoughts to you,
I will make known to you my teachings.

24 But since you refuse to listen when I call
and no one pays attention when I stretch out my hand,

25 since you disregard all my advice
and do not accept my rebuke,

26 I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you;
I will mock when calamity overtakes you—

27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm,
when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind,
when distress and trouble overwhelm you.

28

“Then they will call to me but I will not answer;
they will look for me but will not find me,

29 since they hated knowledge
and did not choose to fear the Lord.

30 Since they would not accept my advice
and spurned my rebuke,

31 they will eat the fruit of their ways
and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.

32 For the waywardness of the simple will kill them,
and the complacency of fools will destroy them;

33 but whoever listens to me will live in safety
and be at ease, without fear of harm.”


Footnotes

a. Proverbs 1:4 The Hebrew word rendered simple in Proverbs denotes a person who is gullible, without moral direction and inclined to evil.
b. Proverbs 1:6 Or understanding a proverb, namely, a parable,and the sayings of the wise, their riddles
c. Proverbs 1:7 The Hebrew words rendered fool in Proverbs, and often elsewhere in the Old Testament, denote a person who is morally deficient.
d. Proverbs 1:21 Septuagint; Hebrew / at noisy street corners


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Shared by: Paul Carlson on Dec, 2015
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Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
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Scripture: Proverbs 1:20-33
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Shared by: Douglas Phillips on Sep, 2015
Summary: This is the first is a Bible Study I did on the book of Proverbs. This particular study took about three wdeeks to do, and deals with the question of what is Wisdom according to the Bible.
Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-7
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Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Jul, 2015
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Shared by: Rick Boyne on Jun, 2015
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Shared by: Daniel Cruz on May, 2015
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Shared by: Archie Norman on May, 2015
Summary: A Word to the Wise
Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-31:31
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Views: 289
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Shared by: Steve Shepherd on Feb, 2015
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Shared by: K. Edward Skidmore on Dec, 2014
Summary: This was designed as a New Years sermon to teach Christians what is an appropriate fear and what is not. Biblical texts are also explored showing the blessings associated with proper fear of God.
Scripture: Proverbs 1:7
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Shared by: Dan Proctor on Oct, 2014
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Shared by: Bishop Lalachan Abraham on Jun, 2014
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Shared by: Perry Greene on May, 2014
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Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-7
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Shared by: Steve Shepherd on May, 2014
Summary: The wisdom of God speaks to us from the Proverbs. 1- Wisdom says to fear the Lord 2- Wisdom says to avoid sinful men 3- Wisdom says to listen for wisdom everywhere
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Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-7
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Shared by: Steve Shepherd on Dec, 2013
Summary: The wisdom of God speaks to us from the Proverbs. 1- Wisdom says to fear the Lord 2- Wisdom says to avoid sinful men 3- Wisdom says to listen for wisdom everywhere
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Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-7
Views: 12,216
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Shared by: John McCormack on Sep, 2013
Summary: WISE COUNSELING IS A PROCESS.
Scripture: Proverbs 1:5
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Shared by: Thomas Swope on May, 2013
Summary: A study of chapter 1 of the book of Proverbs
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Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-33
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Shared by: Matthew Cox on Apr, 2013
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Scripture: Proverbs 1:7
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Scripture: Proverbs 1:8
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Scripture: Proverbs 1:8
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Shared by: Matthew Cox on Apr, 2013
Summary: This sermon is on wisdom
Scripture: Proverbs 1:24
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Summary: This sermon is on wisdom
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Shared by: Matthew Cox on Apr, 2013
Summary: Proverbs 1:7
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Shared by: Matthew Cox on Apr, 2013
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