Proverbs 1:6

“To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

To vnderstand a prouerbe, and the interpretation; the wordes of the wise, and their darke sayings.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

To understand a proverb and a figure, The words of the wise and their riddles.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

To understand a proverb, and a figure, The words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
- American Standard Version (1901)

To get the sense of wise sayings and secrets, and of the words of the wise and their dark sayings.
- Basic English Bible

to understand a proverb and an allegory, the words of the wise and their enigmas.
- Darby Bible

To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
- Webster's Bible

to understand a proverb, and parables, the words and riddles of the wise.
- World English Bible

For understanding a proverb and its sweetness, Words of the wise and their acute sayings.
- Youngs Literal Bible

To understand a proverb, and a figure; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

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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