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1 The Prouerbes of Solomon the sonne of Dauid, King of Israel,

2 To knowe wisedome and instruction, to perceiue the words of vnderstanding,

3 To receiue the instruction of wisdome, iustice, and iudgement & equitie,

4 To giue subtiltie to the simple, to the yong man knowledge and discretion.

5 A wise man wil heare, and wil increase learning: and a man of vnderstanding shall attaine vnto wise counsels:

6 To vnderstand a prouerbe, and the interpretation; the wordes of the wise, and their darke sayings.

7 The feare of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fooles despise wisedome and instruction.

8 My sonne, heare the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother.

9 For they shall be an ornament of grace vnto thy head, and chaines about thy necke.

10 My sonne, if sinners entise thee, consent thou not.

11 If they say, Come with vs, let vs lay wait for blood, let vs lurke priuily for the innocent without cause:

12 Let vs swallow them vp aliue, as the graue, and whole, as those that goe downe into the pit:

13 Wee shall finde all precious substance, wee shall fill our houses with spoile:

14 Cast in thy lot among vs, let vs all haue one purse:

15 My sonne, walke not thou in the way with them; refraine thy foot from their path:

16 For their feete runne to euil, and make haste to shed blood.

17 Surely in vaine the net is spread in the sight of any bird.

18 And they lay wait for their owne blood, they lurke priuily for their owne liues.

19 So are the waies of euery one that is greedie of gaine: which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.

20 Wisedome crieth without, she vttereth her voice in the streets:

21 Shee crieth in the chiefe place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she vttereth her words, saying,

22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye loue simplicitie? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fooles hate knowledge?

23 Turne you at my reproofe: behold, I will powre out my spirit vnto you, I will make knowen my wordes vnto you.

24 Because I haue called, and yee refused, I haue stretched out my hand, and no man regarded:

25 But ye haue set at nought all my counsell, & would none of my reproofe:

26 I also will laugh at your calamitie, I wil mocke when your feare commeth.

27 When your feare commeth as desolation, and your destruction commeth as a whirlewinde; when distresse and anguish commeth vpon you:

28 Then shall they call vpon mee, but I will not answere; they shall seeke me early, but they shall not finde me:

29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the feare of the Lord.

30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproofe.

31 Therefore shall they eate of the fruite of their owne way, and be filled with their owne deuices.

32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fooles shall destroy them.

33 But who so hearkneth vnto mee, shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from feare of euill.


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HOPE's Proverbs Chapter 1 comment about verse 10 on 7/28/2015, 12:51pm...

Steadfast in the lord and dont listen to things that go agaist his teaching


Jacqueline's Proverbs Chapter 1 comment on 7/01/2015, 6:14pm...

It was powerful straight to the point


Chevonne's Proverbs Chapter 1 comment on 6/24/2015, 4:36am...

Proverbs Is also good for those who need refreshing of the mind in direction and correction of wrong thinking, bad decisions sinning turning away from How you were raised and taught by a believer, we became beluvers as well. Enticed by secret desires that rooted in our hearts that gave the devil a foothold in oy lives to where lifestyle became of the world. It is a life saving power to see and know the clear cut truth of why how what went wrong in our lives and get you back on track to right way of livung...


Nadir Thompson's Proverbs Chapter 1 comment on 6/19/2015, 2:27pm...

This Proverb is spectacular if you are looking fo direction in your life, if you are looking for the right kind of wisdom or advice in something... This proverb also should motivate us to want to do better to get into heaven. This is also a great proverb because Solomon simply puts it as is there is no black or white when asking for wisdom from god his wisdom will not make you have a double-minded decision it is a simple and clear cut decision if you are seeking his wisdom


Plowden G's Proverbs Chapter 1 comment on 6/10/2015, 1:19pm...

Proverbs 1 is an excellent chapter to begin a life long journey in search of wisdom, knowledge, and understanding in how to live a productive and fulfilled life. Chapter one should motivate the reader to continue to search and hunger for more, and apply it 's principals of life to his or her daily life. In this chapter one will notice the rewards of receiving and following the Godly instructions verses the results of rejecting God 's instructions for life.


Pat's Proverbs Chapter 1 comment on 6/04/2015, 10:27pm...

Salomon, the son of David ask God for the gift of wisdom and God answered him an made him the wises man on earth but wisdom comes with age an age comes to us by the grace of God. We all have trails and tribulation and they come to make us strong. The first chapter of Proverbs is telling us we should conducts our self 's as children of God respecting and loving our parents as well as loving one another. To turn away form our evil an selfish ways,turn away from them who put their trust in money, rather than God almighty and fear not because he did not give us the sprite fear trust in God study your self 's to be approved and lean not on your own understanding but on every word of God. In Jesus name amen.


Toywonia Jones's Proverbs Chapter 1 comment on 6/03/2015, 10:26pm...

I think the book of proverbs is natural wisdom about everyday life. The Bible Stand For base instruction before leaven earth.I understand this the blue print of a manfactory business and understand to use God word for your guiding and advice from the word of God is a eye open it make you look at your self first.The word of God tell you first you need to take the beam out of your eye before you can help someone else


Joyce Ballentine's Proverbs Chapter 1 comment on 5/21/2015, 9:04am...

We need to know what the words is saying.Ask God for wisdom and understanding. We need to help one other and obey God word. It 's not what we know it what we do with it when we learn . As man and women now that we know we should do better ,we have to pay the consequence of death if it 's not pleasing to God you lose. Follow God direction not the devil


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