Proverbs Chapter 1 Young's Literal Translation

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Proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:

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For knowing wisdom and instruction, For understanding sayings of intelligence,

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For receiving the instruction of wisdom, Righteousness, judgment, and uprightness,

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For giving to simple ones -- prudence, To a youth -- knowledge and discretion.

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(The wise doth hear and increaseth learning, And the intelligent doth obtain counsels.)

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For understanding a proverb and its sweetness, Words of the wise and their acute sayings.

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Fear of Jehovah `is' a beginning of knowledge, Wisdom and instruction fools have despised!

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Hear, my son, the instruction of thy father, And leave not the law of thy mother,

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For a graceful wreath `are' they to thy head, And chains to thy neck.

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My son, if sinners entice thee be not willing.

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If they say, `Come with us, we lay wait for blood, We watch secretly for the innocent without cause,

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We swallow them as Sheol -- alive, And whole -- as those going down `to' the pit,

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Every precious substance we find, We fill our houses `with' spoil,

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Thy lot thou dost cast among us, One purse is -- to all of us.'

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My son! go not in the way with them, Withhold thy foot from their path,

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For their feet to evil do run, And they haste to shed blood.

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Surely in vain is the net spread out before the eyes of any bird.

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And they for their own blood lay wait, They watch secretly for their own lives.

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So `are' the paths of every gainer of dishonest gain, The life of its owners it taketh.

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Wisdom in an out-place crieth aloud, In broad places she giveth forth her voice,

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At the head of the multitudes she calleth, In the openings of the gates, In the city her sayings she saith:

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`Till when, ye simple, do ye love simplicity? And have scorners their scorning desired? And do fools hate knowledge?

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Turn back at my reproof, lo, I pour forth to you my spirit, I make known my words with you.

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Because I have called, and ye refuse, I stretched out my hand, and none is attending,

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And ye slight all my counsel, And my reproof ye have not desired.

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I also in your calamity do laugh, I deride when your fear cometh,

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When your fear cometh as destruction, And your calamity as a hurricane doth come, When on you come adversity and distress.

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Then they call me, and I do not answer, They seek me earnestly, and find me not.

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Because that they have hated knowledge, And the fear of Jehovah have not chosen.

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They have not consented to my counsel, They have despised all my reproof,

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And they eat of the fruit of their way, And from their own counsels they are filled.

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For the turning of the simple slayeth them, And the security of the foolish destroyeth them.

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And whoso is hearkening to me dwelleth confidently, And `is' quiet from fear of evil!'