Proverbs 1:1-10View Full Chapter
Purpose and Theme 1The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:
2for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight;
3for receiving instruction in prudent behavior, doing what is right and just and fair;
4for giving prudence to those who are simple,
5let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance—
6for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise.
7The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools
Prologue: Exhortations to Embrace Wisdom Warning Against the Invitation of Sinful Men 8Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
9They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.
10My son, if sinful men entice you, do not give in to them.