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

  • Irene123
    To Frances on Pro. ch.1 - I hope you read Acts ch. 2 also )Acts 2:37-38 - :men and brethren, what shall we do? .....................)
  • FRANCES
    I read Proverbs daily It's my life line.
  • Gwenie Day
    i truly Love the Holy words of the Lord,the book of Proverbs is such wisdom and knowledge i wish i learned it before it had been showed me,thank you Jesus.fore the New Baby in Christ,please keep seeking you won't go wrong,Pray for strength in Gods Holy Words.Keep your Faith,God Bless you all
  • Randy McClarity
    I'm a babe in Christ but I'm gaining wisdom from proverbs daily
  • Abdul malik
    Proverbs was the first book in the bible I ever tread, I took notes from each chapter. I copied each verse that I felt was meant for me. I teach the inmates at my job to do the same. My Love for God grows daily1
  • Mark
    The Book of proverbs is wisdom and instruction,,it will warn you from the ways of evil,,

    thanks to God and God bless us all,,

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