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

  • 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
  • Lilian
    For God is love and his words is our life. Jesus is faithful for those who are diligently seeking him He will pour out his knowledge and will help us to understand his words. I believe the bible was provided for us to believe not to figure out. John1.1 In the beginning there was a word and the word was with God and the word was God. Amen how loving Jesus for giving his blood and life for us.
  • Ulysses McCall
    Proverbs is the book for daily living. A book that should be read everyday for daily living that day. I thank God for the wisdom of Solomon to help me learn to obey God. For we know that our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ is our wisdom of God for us. Amen.
  • Norm
    The word 'apocrypha' means 'hidden.' -KJV Bible Team Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. 1 Corinthians 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Revelation 2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
  • JD James Matthew Davis
    Proverbs ! is Romans chapter 1 verses 18 -32 amazing I never quit thought about it before it was plain as Day when I read it here. Great Promise From The Lord that all are Blessed that seek The Lord and have obedience to His Will and Folly and Tumult will result when Someone seeks only there Own Will . thank You fgor Your website JD

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