Proverbs 1:23

“Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Turne you at my reproofe: behold, I will powre out my spirit vnto you, I will make knowen my wordes vnto you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Turn to my reproof, Behold, I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Turn you at my reproof: Behold, I will pour out my spirit upon you; I will make known my words unto you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be turned again by my sharp words: see, I will send the flow of my spirit on you, and make my words clear to you.
- Basic English Bible

Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour forth my spirit unto you, I will make known to you my words.
- Darby Bible

Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit to you, I will make known to you my words.
- Webster's Bible

Turn at my reproof. Behold, I will pour out my spirit on you. I will make known my words to you.
- World English Bible

Turn back at my reproof, lo, I pour forth to you my spirit, I make known my words with you.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Turn you at my reproof; behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 1:23


1:23 My words - By my spirit I will cause you to understand my word.


Discussion for Proverbs 1

  • A disciple
    Brandie; It is so glaringly apparent that the Churches are teaching FALSE DOCTRINE! God was not more severe to the people of old time under the first covenant, than to the people from the time of Christ's first coming; but for Jesus' sake He waits for the fullness of the Nations to come in.
  • Brandie Burleson
    In response to Sinner82, this is the old testament before Jesus came. God's judgment was harsher before Jesus. He did not enjoy destroying the wicked, that's why He sent His son to die so that sinners like us would no longer be destroyed, but have a way for forgiveness.
  • A disciple
    Sinner; Perhaps you should try and read the chapter again a few times, slowly; and take note. It is not about God taking pleasure in bringing evil upon you, as you blasphemously suggest; but about men, as God's sons, should hear their Father's instructions, and take a course in life after His good character; and not be a defiant sinner and heathen; in the end good for nothing but to be destroyed.
  • BSP
    Verse 5: A wise person is willing to listen and learn.
  • Sinner82
    I thought He took no pleasure in the destruction of the wicked.....this doesn't add up
  • BSP
    Verse 10: Those who are doing bad things may try to entice others to join them in their bad course but here we are warned not to follow them and consent.

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