Proverbs 1:5

“A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A wise man wil heare, and wil increase learning: and a man of vnderstanding shall attaine vnto wise counsels:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

That the wise man may hear, and increase in learning; And that the man of understanding may attain unto sound counsels:
- American Standard Version (1901)

(The wise man, hearing, will get greater learning, and the acts of the man of good sense will be wisely guided:)
- Basic English Bible

He that is wise will hear, and will increase learning; and the intelligent will gain wise counsels:
- Darby Bible

A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain to wise counsels:
- Webster's Bible

that the wise man may hear, and increase in learning; that the man of understanding may attain to sound counsel:
- World English Bible

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

That the wise man may hear, and increase in learning, and the man of understanding may attain unto wise counsels;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 1:5


1:5 Will hear - Is willing to learn. Attain to - The art of governing himself or others.


Discussion for Proverbs 1

  • Tunde
    ALL human need to read the book of proverbs again and again. My Life changed
  • Deborah
    God gives us wisdom liberally when we ask and can search for it in His Word.
  • Osibajo oyewale paul
    wisdom is the key.....because the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom
  • Darryl Jr.
    Just what i needed to read @ the very moment. The holly spirit is my every breath..
  • Shannell
    God is good ALL the time. Just try him. I promise you won't be disappointed! Proverbs speaks to you if you just listen. .......
  • Sean
    Proverbs speaks volumes to me, god bless this nation.

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