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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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Baily TM's Proverbs Chapter 1 comment about verse 7 on 9/03/2014, 11:18am...

it is the sum and substance of all knowledge.only wise can understand this.fear is the reverence to god . beginning means one should follow this in childhood itself.the anointed knowledge is the true gospel our lord and Saviour jess Christ


Vijay kumar Anchula's Proverbs Chapter 1 comment about verse 7 on 8/29/2014, 6:58pm...

Fearing to the lord means reacieving Jesus but fools boast themselves,they say to themselves that they know everything and there is new no god


Gasford's Proverbs Chapter 1 comment on 8/29/2014, 7:03am...

If only we would heed to these words of wisdom.


MockingBird's Proverbs Chapter 1 comment about verse 7 on 8/28/2014, 5:42am...

This is not saying to be afraid of God The word is saying to have a reverential trust in God in who and what He Is. To know Him and the power of His resurrection . A fool says no to God. I would rather be a fool for God than a fool for the things of the world. I would rather be in agreement with God than die to be in agreement with the worldly people. I would rather be rejected from the world than to be rejected from God. That is a fearful thing there !!!!


Geraldine cole's Proverbs Chapter 1 comment on 8/20/2014, 6:48am...

What the word is telling me is when u no people that do not want to hear or a accept God word do not hang out with them the word is saying God will leave them to their own devices and when trouble come on them God will not hear them some people will never accept God they have chosen the devil God already knows the one that will come to him and he no the one who will not he knew that before we were born. We shouldn 't try to make any one come to God. It they do not no God tell them about God and pray for them God will do the rest.Praise God he is all knowing.He loves us all nothing can be done unless God allows it and he allows everything for his reasons be it good or bad on the earth


JoAnn Hutcherson's Proverbs Chapter 1 comment about verse 3 on 8/18/2014, 3:34pm...

This verse is right in spot with 2014 society. People cannot do justice without wisdom from God. We see the results from man made thinking now.


Geraldine cole's Proverbs Chapter 1 comment on 8/10/2014, 7:20am...

In reading this chapel I am reminded of what I have read in the past the word of God has taught me that if I honor God he will honor me he will be my defense in time of trouble, and if there is a problem to hard for me bring it to him and he will handle it. but if I turn away from God and don "t listen he will warn me many times if I do not want to here him then I will reap in my life what I sowed out be it good or bad and if I sure die I will go where I live my life on earth to go be it hell or heaven we decide where we go not God by life we live praise God for giving us free will


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.


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