Proverbs 1:4

“To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

To giue subtiltie to the simple, to the yong man knowledge and discretion.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

To give prudence to the naive, To the youth knowledge and discretion,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

To give prudence to the simple, To the young man knowledge and discretion:
- American Standard Version (1901)

To make the simple-minded sharp, and to give the young man knowledge, and serious purpose:
- Basic English Bible

to give prudence to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
- Darby Bible

To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
- Webster's Bible

to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young man:
- World English Bible

For giving to simple ones -- prudence, To a youth -- knowledge and discretion.
- Youngs Literal Bible

To give prudence to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 1:4


1:4 Simple - Such as want wisdom. Young man - Who wants both experience and self - government.


Discussion for Proverbs 1

  • Howard
    The book of proverb is a book of wisdom and we can all benefit from it if we will obey. God says obey my commandments and live. We must repent first 1john 1ch verse 9.God bless you all. Walk with king jesus today and forever..
    St. John 3:16-20. Matthew 11ch verse 28-30. Whenever God call us we ought to answer, because that is his holy Spirit dealing with us orr talking to us. Let us hear.


  • Antoine Roberts
    Its the book youve life to me thanks to king David
  • A disciple
    Dear Irene; the Lord Jesus loves you, and doesn't hold any hard feelings about the past; but He said that He wouldn't ever mention those things to us again, after we've turned from them and now do right. We are in very dreadful times, and we all have family members who are out there, still in their sins and in grave danger. We bring them to the Lord in our prayers and stay true friends regardless.
  • Lu2677
    Proverbs 1:7"The Fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge:"V.24"Because I have called,and ye have refused:I have stretched out my hand,and no one regarded."26,I will also laugh at your calamity;I will laugh when your fear comes(fear of what?that which comes in v.27,destruction,distress,anguish.29;they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD. 33;harken unto me=noFEAR of evil.
  • Irene123
    Anne, that was just beautiful. I so regret I 'backslid' during my children's pre-teen years - for the next 34 yrs. and now they are into drugs, in and out of prison, but for the last almost 3 yrs., since I'm back with the Lord, He hears my prayers. It is SO important to raise them in the Word of God. They are our responsibility, not our hindrance to our own lives.
  • Irene123
    Pro. 10:10, 14; " if sinners entice thee, consent thou not"; " ... let us all have one purse."

    Eph. 4:5; one Lord, one faith, one baptism

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