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 1:6

  • Mark Crawford for verse 6
    I understand what JESUS IS saiding to his disciples
  • Chris Okpara for verse 6
    the book of proverb is my fevourite
    i love reading the book of proverb
  • Katherine for verse 6
    To understand a wise saying, to grasp the meaning of it, to listen to the word of the wise and understand the meaning. -Dark sayings are not ominous here but rather not in the light or easily seen. They are dark or hidden.

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