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

  • 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
  • Elsie Hudson
    The beginning of wisdom, is to fear, respect and uphold the instructions and counsel of "wise persons - our parents inclusive" - Amen!
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 1:15 MY SON WALK NOT THOU IN THE WAY WITH THEM REFRAIN THY FOOT FROM THEIR PATH-1:16-FOR THEIR FEET RUN TO EVIL AND MAKE HASTE TO SHED BLOOD ACTS 20:26 WHEREFORE I TAKE YOU TO RECORD THIS DAY THAT I AMM PURE FROM THE BLOOD OF ALL MEN-20:27-FOR I HAVE NOT SHUNNED TO DECLARE UNTO YOU ALL THE COUNSEL OF GOD ACTS 5:20 GO STAND AND SPEAK IN THE TEMPLE TO THE PEOPLE ALL THE WORDS OF THIS LIFE
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 1:25 BUT YOU HAVE SET AT NOUGHT ALL MY COUNSEL AND WOULD NONE OF MY REPROOF --1:26--I ALSO WILL LAUGH AT YOUR CALAMITY I WILL MOCK WHEN YOUR FEAR COMETH --1:27--WHEN YOUR FEAR COMETH AS DESOLATION AND YOUR DESTRUCTION COMETH AS A WHIRLWIND WHEN DISTRESS AND ANGUISH COME UPON YOU --1:28--THEN SHALL THEY CALL UPON ME BUT I WILL NOT ANSWER THEY SHALL SEEK ME EARLY BUT THEY SHALL NOT FIND ME
  • BSP
    Verse 8: Children are here urged to obey and listen to the counsel and discipline that they receive from their parents.
  • Linda Mckay
    Proverbs gives you understanding of a true l8v8ng God cause he lives in me cause i am like it says in verse 7 i am like the woman shouting out for more Wisdom in Jesus Name

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