1 The aproverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel:
To 1perceive the words of understanding,
Justice, judgment, and equity;
4 To give prudence to the bsimple,
To the young man knowledge and discretion—
5 cA wise man will hear and increase learning,
And a man of understanding will 2attain wise counsel,
The words of the wise and their driddles.
7 eThe fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
But fools despise wisdom and instruction.
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