Proverbs 1:3

“To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

To receiue the instruction of wisdome, iustice, and iudgement & equitie,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

To receive instruction in wise behavior, Righteousness, justice and equity;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

To receive instruction in wise dealing, In righteousness and justice and equity;
- American Standard Version (1901)

To be trained in the ways of wisdom, in righteousness and judging truly and straight behaviour:
- Basic English Bible

to receive the instruction of wisdom, righteousness and judgment, and equity;
- Darby Bible

To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;
- Webster's Bible

to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity;
- World English Bible

For receiving the instruction of wisdom, Righteousness, judgment, and uprightness,
- Youngs Literal Bible

To receive the discipline of wisdom, justice, and right, and equity;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 1:3


1:3 To receive - Willing to receive the counsels of others. Such as makes men wise and prudent, and to teach just judgments or equity.


Discussion for Proverbs 1

  • 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.
  • Vincent
    I like what have been said
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 22:20 HAVE NOT I WRITTEN TO THEE EXCELLENT THINGS IN COUNSELS AND KNOWLEDGE --22:21--THAT I MIGHT MAKE THEE KNOW THE CERTAINTY OF -- THE WORDS OF TRUTH --THAT THOU MIGHTEST ANSWER THE WORDS OF TRUTH TO THEM THAT SEND UNTO THEE PROVERBS 8:14 COUNSEL IS MINE AND SOUND WISDOM I AM UNDERSTANDING I HAVE STRENGTH

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