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

  • Bobby
    Psalm 019;14 applies, Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be example in word and in truth .
  • Felicia
    Proverbs chapter 1 should be read by our children! It gives them great instruction to follow!
  • Ras Allen
    Solomon begins with the importance of applying wisdom and respect for the most high Jah.
  • Irene123
    V. 4 - I had th'ot for a long time the word 'simple' referred to what we call mentally challenged. It's not that at all, nor was it a person that corrected me, it was the Lord Himself; He does that for us; He is so wonderful, but to get back - simple refers to a mind uncluttered with worldly - junk, and pre-conceived ideas of God and His Word.
  • Peter
    2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
    I got it right this time. This is the verse that I like. It is psalm, I also like psalm 23 a lot; and I thought that there was one proverb that I liked a lot. Oh yes I know what happen, I was right, this is my favourite proverb. but I was looking for the verse above and so I c what happened. FunnyLOLhaHa
  • Peter
    I don't know how I made the mistake but it the next proverb that i frequently read and love; not that i don't also love or like this one, it is just that I like the other one better maybe I like to think and or i just think that I do think of God's word day and night. I think that i do but I don' dwell on it because I still have to do other things and they are all good or Okay I suppose;

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