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
    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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