The proverbsH4912 of SolomonH8010 the sonH1121 of David,H1732 kingH4428 of Israel;H3478
To knowH3045 wisdomH2451 and instruction;H4148 to perceive the wordsH561 of understanding;H998
To receiveH3947 the instructionH4148 of wisdom,H7919 justice,H6664 and judgment,H4941 and equity;H4339
To giveH5414 subtletyH6195 to the simple,H6612 to the youngH5288 man knowledgeH1847 and discretion.H4209
A wiseH2450 man will hear,H8085 and will increaseH3254 learning;H3948 and a man of understandingH995 shall attainH7069 to wise counsels:H8458
To understandH995 a proverb,H4912 and the interpretation;H4426 the wordsH1697 of the wise,H2450 and their darkH2420 sayings.H2420
The fearH3374 of the LORDH3068 is the beginningH7225 of knowledge:H1847 but foolsH191 despiseH936 wisdomH2451 and instruction.H4148
My son,H1121 hearH8085 the instructionH4148 of your father,H1 and forsakeH5203 not the lawH8451 of your mother:H517
For they shall be an ornamentH3880 of graceH2580 to your head,H7218 and chainsH6060 about your neck.H1621
My son,H1121 ifH518 sinnersH2400 enticeH6601 you, consentH14 you not.
IfH518 they say,H559 ComeH3212 with us, let us lay waitH693 for blood,H1818 let us lurkH6845 privately for the innocentH5355 withoutH2600 cause:H2600
Let us swallowH1104 them up aliveH2416 as the grave;H7585 and whole,H8549 as those that goH3381 downH3381 into the pit:H953
We shall findH4672 allH3605 preciousH3368 substance,H1952 we shall fillH4390 our housesH1004 with spoil:H7998
CastH5307 in your lotH1486 amongH8432 us; let us allH3605 haveH1961 oneH259 purse:H3599
My son,H1121 walkH3212 not you in the wayH1870 with them; refrainH4513 your footH7272 from their path:H5410
For their feetH7272 runH7323 to evil,H7451 and make hasteH4116 to shedH8210 blood.H1818
SurelyH3588 in vainH2600 the netH7568 is spreadH2219 in the sightH5869 of anyH3605 bird.H1167 H3671
And they lay waitH693 for their own blood;H1818 they lurkH6845 privately for their own lives.H5315
SoH3651 are the waysH734 of everyH3605 one that is greedyH1214 of gain;H1214 which takesH3947 away the lifeH5315 of the ownersH1167 thereof.
WisdomH2454 criesH7442 without;H2351 she uttersH5414 her voiceH6963 in the streets:H7339
She criesH7121 in the chiefH7218 place of concourse,H1993 in the openingsH6607 of the gates:H8179 in the cityH5892 she uttersH559 her words,H561 saying,
HowH5704 long,H5704 you simpleH6612 ones, will you loveH157 simplicity?H6612 and the scornersH3887 delightH2531 in their scorning,H3944 and foolsH3684 hateH8130 knowledge?H1847
TurnH7725 you at my reproof:H8433 behold,H2009 I will pourH5042 out my spiritH7307 to you, I will make knownH3045 my wordsH1697 to you.
BecauseH3282 I have called,H7121 and you refused;H3985 I have stretchedH5186 out my hand,H3027 and noH369 man regarded;H7181
But you have set atH6544 nothingH6544 allH3605 my counsel,H6098 and wouldH14 noneH3808 of my reproof:H8433
I alsoH1571 will laughH7832 at your calamity;H343 I will mockH3932 when your fearH6343 comes;H935
When your fearH6343 comesH935 as desolation,H7584 and your destructionH343 comesH857 as a whirlwind;H5492 when distressH6869 and anguishH6695 comesH935 on you.
ThenH227 shall they callH7121 on me, but I will not answer;H6030 they shall seekH7836 me early,H7836 but they shall not findH4672 me:
For that they hatedH8130 knowledge,H1847 and did not chooseH977 the fearH3374 of the LORD:H3068
They wouldH14 noneH3808 of my counsel:H6098 they despisedH5006 allH3605 my reproof.H8433
Therefore shall they eatH398 of the fruitH6529 of their own way,H1870 and be filledH7646 with their own devices.H4156
For the turningH4878 away of the simpleH6612 shall slayH2026 them, and the prosperityH7962 of foolsH3684 shall destroyH6 them.
But whoever listensH8085 to me shall dwellH7931 safely,H983 and shall be quietH7599 from fearH6343 of evil.H7451