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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


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.


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Kirby Lloyd avatar
The Adventure Begins/New Discovery
Shared by: Kirby Lloyd on Dec, 2016
Summary: Second in series on stages of Spiritual Growth
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 1:7
Views: 21
Douglas Phillips avatar
Proverbs: A Study
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
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 258
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
In Pursuit of Wisdom
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Jul, 2015
Summary: Though more precious than gold, wisdom is not hidden like gold is. Wisdom is all around us and is easily accessible for all who seek it.
Scripture: Proverbs 1:7-3:8
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 211
Rick Boyne avatar
Truth-Tellers
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Jun, 2015
Summary: Everyone needs someone to speak truth into their life.
Scripture: Proverbs 1:5-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 331
Archie Norman avatar
Spotting a Fool
Shared by: Archie Norman on May, 2015
Summary: A Word to the Wise
Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-31:31
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 298
Steve Shepherd avatar
The Wisdom of God
Shared by: Steve Shepherd on Feb, 2015
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
based on 24 ratings
Views: 4,277
K. Edward Skidmore avatar
Fear God, and nothing else!
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
Views: 605
Dan Proctor avatar
Children – Bringing Joy to Parents
Shared by: Dan Proctor on Oct, 2014
Summary: It is God’s plan that children bring joy to their parents, but now let’s talk reality! Children have the potential to bring unspeakable grief, shame, and reproach. How do parents prevent this from happening? Did you know that the Bible has the answers?
Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-31:31
Denomination: Bible Church
Views: 603
Larry Turner avatar
Firm Foundation of Fear.
Shared by: Larry Turner on Jul, 2014
Summary: Poverbs was given to us teach us about the skill of living. The foundation of this skill is the fear of the Lord.
Larry Turner avatar
The Skill of Living
Shared by: Larry Turner on Jul, 2014
Summary: In the Old Testament one of the meanings for wisdom was skill. This sermon begins a trec on learning the skills for proper living.
Bishop Lalachan Abraham avatar
The foundation of True knowledge
Shared by: Bishop Lalachan Abraham on Jun, 2014
Summary: “Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.” (Proverbs 1:7 NLT)
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-7
Denomination: *other
Views: 4,977
Perry Greene avatar
Wise or Foolish?
Shared by: Perry Greene on May, 2014
Summary: A lesson on true wisdom and knowledge for graduating seniors.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-7
Views: 1,011
Steve Shepherd avatar
THE WISDOM OF GOD
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
based on 54 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-7
Views: 8,713
Steve Shepherd avatar
The Wisdom of God
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
based on 76 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-7
Views: 12,248
John McCormack avatar
THOUGHTS ON WISE COUNSEL
Shared by: John McCormack on Sep, 2013
Summary: WISE COUNSELING IS A PROCESS.
Scripture: Proverbs 1:5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 399
Thomas Swope avatar
A Successful Life
Shared by: Thomas Swope on May, 2013
Summary: A study of chapter 1 of the book of Proverbs
Series: Proverbs
Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-33
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,352
Matthew Cox avatar
Knowing who' boss
Shared by: Matthew Cox on Apr, 2013
Summary: Who is the boss in your life?
Scripture: Proverbs 1:7
Denomination: *other
Views: 195
Matthew Cox avatar
boss part 2
Shared by: Matthew Cox on Apr, 2013
Summary: Who is your boss part 2
Scripture: Proverbs 1:7
Denomination: *other
Views: 147
Matthew Cox avatar
Who knows you better than God
Shared by: Matthew Cox on Apr, 2013
Summary: Proverbs 1:7
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 1:7
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,051
Matthew Cox avatar
God talks, listens, and gives solutions
Shared by: Matthew Cox on Apr, 2013
Summary: God wants to be ivovled in your life
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 1:7
Denomination: *other
Views: 953
Bishop Lalachan Abraham avatar
Fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge
Shared by: Bishop Lalachan Abraham on Feb, 2013
Summary: “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline”(Proverbs 1:7NIV)
based on 11 ratings
Denomination: *other
Views: 7,475
Donnie De loney avatar
The Greatest Sin for A believer - Backsliding
Shared by: Donnie De loney on Dec, 2012
Summary: The thing that the devil uses most against the child of god-Backsliding!!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 1:7
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 969
Michael McCartney avatar
Foolish verse Wise
Shared by: Michael McCartney on Nov, 2012
Summary: The primary message of Proverbs is “Get wisdom or act and look like a fool!”
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-7
Views: 1,201
Derrick Tuper avatar
How To Spot A Fool
Shared by: Derrick Tuper on Apr, 2012
Summary: Although being an April fool is relatively harmless, being a real fool isn’t. Let’s find out why?
Scripture: Proverbs 1:7
Views: 2,776
Tim White avatar
An Introduction to Wisdom.
Shared by: Tim White on Mar, 2012
Summary: The book of Proverbs begins with the purpose of a Proverbs and the definition of true wisdom.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,343
Bruce Rzengota avatar
Character -- Inside Out
Shared by: Bruce Rzengota on Dec, 2011
Summary: Wisdom the source of Character in our Lives
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 1:7
Views: 386
Bruce Rzengota avatar
Proverbs: Handbook for a Life Simplified
Shared by: Bruce Rzengota on Dec, 2011
Summary: Introduction to Proverbs
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-31:31
Views: 597
Pastor Brad Henry avatar
Being In Awe Of God
Shared by: Pastor Brad Henry on Dec, 2011
Summary: How to get from our head to our heart being in "Awe" of God. We are more in awe of things that we see in this world instead of the God who created us and this world.
Series: Part III
Scripture: Proverbs 1:7
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 981
Ed Lu avatar
Present History
Shared by: Ed Lu on Nov, 2011
Summary: A Sermonette during our church's Thanksgiving and 20th Anniversary Celebration
Sherm Nichols avatar
Get Wisdom
Shared by: Sherm Nichols on Nov, 2011
Summary: from a series on the life of Solomon. A book sermon, from the Proverbs, about the importance of wisdom in life.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-30:30
Views: 893