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    Proverbs 1

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

    2 To know wisdom and instruction; To discern the words of understanding;ASV — Proverbs 1:2

    3 To receive instruction in wise dealing, In righteousness and justice and equity;ASV — Proverbs 1:3

    4 To give prudence to the simple, To the young man knowledge and discretion:ASV — Proverbs 1:4

    5 That the wise man may hear, and increase in learning; And that the man of understanding may attain unto sound counsels:ASV — Proverbs 1:5

    6 To understand a proverb, and a figure, The words of the wise, and their dark sayings.ASV — Proverbs 1:6

    7 The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge; [But] the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.ASV — Proverbs 1:7

    8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, And forsake not the law of thy mother:ASV — Proverbs 1:8

    9 For they shall be a chaplet of grace unto thy head, And chains about thy neck.ASV — Proverbs 1:9

    10 My son, if sinners entice thee, Consent thou not.ASV — Proverbs 1:10

    11 If they say, Come with us, Let us lay wait for blood; Let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause;ASV — Proverbs 1:11

    12 Let us swallow them up alive as Sheol, And whole, as those that go down into the pit;ASV — Proverbs 1:12

    13 We shall find all precious substance; We shall fill our houses with spoil;ASV — Proverbs 1:13

    14 Thou shalt cast thy lot among us; We will all have one purse:ASV — Proverbs 1:14

    15 My son, walk not thou in the way with them; Refrain thy foot from their path:ASV — Proverbs 1:15

    16 For their feet run to evil, And they make haste to shed blood.ASV — Proverbs 1:16

    17 For in vain is the net spread In the sight of any bird:ASV — Proverbs 1:17

    18 And these lay wait for their own blood; They lurk privily for their own lives.ASV — Proverbs 1:18

    19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; It taketh away the life of the owners thereof.ASV — Proverbs 1:19

    20 Wisdom crieth aloud in the street; She uttereth her voice in the broad places;ASV — Proverbs 1:20

    21 She crieth in the chief place of concourse; At the entrance of the gates, In the city, she uttereth her words:ASV — Proverbs 1:21

    22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? And scoffers delight them in scoffing, And fools hate knowledge?ASV — Proverbs 1:22

    23 Turn you at my reproof: Behold, I will pour out my spirit upon you; I will make known my words unto you.ASV — Proverbs 1:23

    24 Because I have called, and ye have refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man hath regarded;ASV — Proverbs 1:24

    25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, And would none of my reproof:ASV — Proverbs 1:25

    26 I also will laugh in [the day of] your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;ASV — Proverbs 1:26

    27 When your fear cometh as a storm, And your calamity cometh on as a whirlwind; When distress and anguish come upon you.ASV — Proverbs 1:27

    28 Then will they call upon me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they shall not find me:ASV — Proverbs 1:28

    29 For that they hated knowledge, And did not choose the fear of Jehovah:ASV — Proverbs 1:29

    30 They would none of my counsel; They despised all my reproof.ASV — Proverbs 1:30

    31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, And be filled with their own devices.ASV — Proverbs 1:31

    32 For the backsliding of the simple shall slay them, And the careless ease of fools shall destroy them.ASV — Proverbs 1:32

    33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell securely, And shall be quiet without fear of evil.ASV — Proverbs 1:33

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