for understanding words of insight;
doing what is right and just and fair;
knowledge and discretione to the young—
5 let the wise listen and add to their learning,f
and let the discerning get guidance—
6 for understanding proverbs and parables,g
7 The fear of the Lordj is the beginning of knowledge,
Warning Against the Invitation of Sinful Men
and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.o
and a chain to adorn your neck.p
The Hebrew word rendered simple in Proverbs denotes a person who is gullible, without moral direction and inclined to evil.
Or understanding a proverb, namely, a parable, / and the sayings of the wise, their riddles
The Hebrew words rendered fool in Proverbs, and often elsewhere in the Old Testament, denote a person who is morally deficient.