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Christian Standard Bible

Proverbs 1:1–7

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THE PURPOSE OF PROVERBS

The proverbs of Solomona son of David, king of Israel:

For learning wisdom and discipline;

for understanding insightful sayings;

for receiving prudent instruction

in righteousness, justice, and integrity;b

for teaching shrewdness to the inexperienced,A,c

knowledge and discretiond to a young man—

let a wise person listen and increase learning,e

and let a discerning person obtain guidance—

for understanding a proverb or a parable,B

the words of the wise, and their riddles.f

The fear of the Lord

is the beginning of knowledge;g

fools despise wisdom and discipline.h

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