Proverbs 1 (asv)

Proverbs 1 (asv)

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

1:2To know wisdom and instruction;

To discern the words of understanding;

1:3To receive instruction in wise dealing,

In righteousness and justice and equity;

1:4To give prudence to the simple,

To the young man knowledge and discretion:

1:5That the wise man may hear, and increase in learning;

And that the man of understanding may attain unto sound counsels:

1:6To understand a proverb, and a figure,

The words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

1:7The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge;

But the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.

1:8My son, hear the instruction of thy father,

And forsake not the law of thy mother:

1:9For they shall be a chaplet of grace unto thy head,

And chains about thy neck.

1:10My son, if sinners entice thee,

Consent thou not.

1:11If they say, Come with us,

Let us lay wait for blood;

Let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause;

1:12Let us swallow them up alive as Sheol,

And whole, as those that go down into the pit;

1:13We shall find all precious substance;

We shall fill our houses with spoil;

1:14Thou shalt cast thy lot among us;

We will all have one purse:

1:15My son, walk not thou in the way with them;

Refrain thy foot from their path:

1:16For their feet run to evil,

And they make haste to shed blood.

1:17For in vain is the net spread

In the sight of any bird:

1:18And these lay wait for their own blood;

They lurk privily for their own lives.

1:19So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain;

It taketh away the life of the owners thereof.

1:20Wisdom crieth aloud in the street;

She uttereth her voice in the broad places;

1:21She crieth in the chief place of concourse;

At the entrance of the gates,

In the city, she uttereth her words:

1:22How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity?

And scoffers delight them in scoffing,

And fools hate knowledge?

1:23Turn you at my reproof:

Behold, I will pour out my spirit upon you;

I will make known my words unto you.

1:24Because I have called, and ye have refused;

I have stretched out my hand, and no man hath regarded;

1:25But ye have set at nought all my counsel,

And would none of my reproof:

1:26I also will laugh in the day of your calamity;

I will mock when your fear cometh;

1:27When your fear cometh as a storm,

And your calamity cometh on as a whirlwind;

When distress and anguish come upon you.

1:28Then will they call upon me, but I will not answer;

They will seek me diligently, but they shall not find me:

1:29For that they hated knowledge,

And did not choose the fear of Jehovah:

1:30They would none of my counsel;

They despised all my reproof.

1:31Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way,

And be filled with their own devices.

1:32For the backsliding of the simple shall slay them,

And the careless ease of fools shall destroy them.

1:33But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell securely,

And shall be quiet without fear of evil.


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