Proverbs 1:4

“To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

To giue subtiltie to the simple, to the yong man knowledge and discretion.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

To give prudence to the naive, To the youth knowledge and discretion,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

To give prudence to the simple, To the young man knowledge and discretion:
- American Standard Version (1901)

To make the simple-minded sharp, and to give the young man knowledge, and serious purpose:
- Basic English Bible

to give prudence to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
- Darby Bible

To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
- Webster's Bible

to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young man:
- World English Bible

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

To give prudence to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 1:4


1:4 Simple - Such as want wisdom. Young man - Who wants both experience and self - government.


Discussion for Proverbs 1

  • Bro WIlliam
    No man can teach you except by the Holy Ghost. But beware of false brothers and avoid them. You need not that any man teach you because the Anointing which is the Holy Ghost teaches all men to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts. To live soberly and righteous in this adulterous and perverse generation. Flee fornication. Pluck out the eye beholding abominations. Cut off supplies to fulfill your lust
  • Daniel Williamson
    Very wise instructional book on the way to live. As relavent today as ever was or will be.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    Ask God and seek out a teaching ministrey that teaches the Holy Spirit and speaking in Tongues. Its available to you today. God Bless and be with you. Shalom yedda dim {beloved one}.
  • Isaac
    Please brothers teach me how to read and understand the bible please i need the word of God thanks.
  • Ingrid
    Thank God for sending His Son Jesus Christ for our sins and giving us His words that we can obtain the knowledge and understanding of His words to live our daily lives and will not stray from His laws. He Loves us so much , He gave His life for us . What more do we want to know how much He loves us, and He still give us His words and Laws to live our live by.
  • Catherine
    I believe ultimately it doesn't really matter what I think/ don't think about Proverbs. What ultimately matters is God's intention purpose in writing it and plans then my take away and the way I implement it matters most

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