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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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Amboakwe's Proverbs Chapter 1 comment on 7/23/2014, 5:15am...

When we get stubborn and disobedient, God still demonstrates his love to us by persistently counselling and reproving. He only abandons when he perceives that our hearts have become hardened.If only we can learn to quickly turn from backsliding by obeying the Lord 's counsels and reproofs trouble will be averted.


Hilda's Proverbs Chapter 1 comment on 7/23/2014, 5:03am...

Yes we should all obey our parents in The Lord and obey Gods commandments or we will eat the fruits of our own ways and in the end it isn 't going to be well with us. God doesn 't change for us we have to change. If we are true believers we will change.


Red Rivers's Proverbs Chapter 1 comment on 7/20/2014, 4:13am...

Solomon loved his son. I pray every day our Kings would love us so much to give such counsel. With the warmongering today. I pray every night my father, forgive me because now I can see. 17 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird. 18 And they lay wait for their own blood they lurk privily for their own lives.


Geraldine cole's Proverbs Chapter 1 comment on 7/14/2014, 7:01am...

Its like this when I was a child my mother told me me mindful of who u make friends with and every one who smile in your face is not your friend also she when u allow your so call friends to lead u in the wrong way I will not get u out of the trouble u got your self in by following after the world and not listening to your parents and praise God I never got in any trouble never drink never smoke I was not a perfect child but but as a child I was not a follower I was a leader .


Debbie's Proverbs Chapter 1 comment on 7/02/2014, 11:46am...

What I gather from this chapter was to be mindful of the company you keep as a child of God because the spirit does nor reside in them. Also, as their lives begin to collide and self destruct, the Lord will not be there for them because of all of the times they refused to listen to the Holy Spirit. As a child of God, we must separate ourselves from that lifestyle, but it is okay because we will have the protection of the Lord.


Jastiny johnson's Proverbs Chapter 1 comment about verse 23 on 7/02/2014, 4:28am...

God word is what stand.and if you choose not too take heed or to obey the true signs of his love and his guideance then you will set yourself up for failure.


SunShine's Proverbs Chapter 1 comment on 7/01/2014, 11:19pm...

The lessons our grandparents taught us. Obey your parents, watch the company you keep, be mindful of others, the fear of God. Now that I am an adult I think and act as an adult.


John's Proverbs Chapter 1 comment about verse 33 on 7/01/2014, 9:42pm...

Sometimes we feel weak and insecure. Fear can cause us to not have a sound mind, no power and we are not able to love when Fear has a hold on us. Let us all remember what Jesus said. My strength is made perfect in our weakness. Our FAITH should soar like an eagle when we feel weak. Trust in The Lord with all your heart lean not on your own understanding and HE will direct your path. There is true comfort in this knowledge. We don 't have to live in fear with a promise like that!!


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