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

  • Michael C.
    Hi, Lisa; There are wonderful prayers in the Bible, for us to know what we should ask for, and how; Psalm 119 (e.g.) and the Epistles are a good place to start. As we read, and pray about what we read, we gain understanding. He gave us this whole big Bible, full of knowledge and understanding, for all we need to know in this life; and to prepare ourselves for meeting Him, for the day of eternity.
  • Hakeem kazeem
    Comment*Tank u sir
    I understand that God use our problem to turn us back to him and he as promise to gave. us holy spirit.

  • Esther.a
    God bless me when i read proverbs1 it is the word
  • Michael C.
    Dear Valarie - The Lord has called you by name, and chosen you for Salvation. There are many prayers in the Bible; they were written for us to learn how to pray. Psalm 119 has great prayers for understanding, as also the Epistles of Paul; (Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians). Feed on the Scriptures; "Write them down, pray them in, and work them out!" We live by every word of God. He gives us life.
  • Valarie Garland
    I've been Seeking God and the real truth for years. and I still have a hard time understanding all that i read and what I've learned. please help me pray for understanding.

    Thank You Brother's and Sister's
  • Michael C.
    Isaac, the Lord Jesus loves you and He has many things to show you.We understand only by His Spirit, which inspired the holy Prophets and Apostles to write the Bible.That's why we need the Holy Spirit, to give us understanding and lead us in walking in the truth.God teaches us knowledge and causes us to grow little by little over time and by doing all He says. Get to know your Bible

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