Proverbs The Purpose of Proverbs 1 1The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: 2For learning what wisdom and discipline are; for understanding insightful sayings; 3for receiving wise instruction in righteousness, justice, and integrity; 4for teaching shrewdness to the inexperienced,[A] knowledge and discretion to a young man— 5a wise man will listen and increase his learning, and a discerning man will obtain guidance— 6for understanding a proverb or a parable,[B] the words of the wise, and their riddles.   7The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and discipline.   Avoid the Path of the Violent   8Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction, and don’t reject your mother’s teaching, 9for they will be a garland of grace on your head and a gold chain around your neck. 10My son, if sinners entice you, don’t be persuaded. 11If they say—“Come with us! Let’s set an ambush and kill someone.[C] Let’s attack some innocent person just for fun![D] 12Let’s swallow them alive, like Sheol, still healthy as they go down to the Pit. 13We’ll find all kinds of valuable property and fill our houses with plunder. 14Throw in your lot with us, and we’ll all share our money”[E] 15my son, don’t travel that road with them or set foot on their path, 16because their feet run toward trouble and they hurry to commit murder.[F] 17It is foolish to spread a net where any bird can see it, 18but they set an ambush to kill themselves;[G] they attack their own lives. 19Such are the paths of all who make profit dishonestly; it takes the lives of those who receive it.[H]   Wisdom’s Plea   20Wisdom calls out in the street; she raises her voice in the public squares. 21She cries out above[I] the commotion; she speaks at the entrance of the city gates: 22“How long, foolish ones, will you love ignorance? How long will you mockers enjoy mocking and you fools hate knowledge? 23If you respond to my warning,[J] then I will pour out my spirit on you and teach you my words. 24Since I called out and you refused, extended my hand and no one paid attention, 25since you neglected all my counsel and did not accept my correction, 26I, in turn, will laugh at your calamity. I will mock when terror strikes you, 27when terror strikes you like a storm and your calamity comes like a whirlwind, when trouble and stress overcome you. 28Then they will call me, but I won’t answer; they will search for me, but won’t find me. 29Because they hated knowledge, didn’t choose to fear the Lord, 30were not interested in my counsel, and rejected all my correction, 31they will eat the fruit of their way and be glutted with their own schemes. 32For the turning away of the inexperienced will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them. 33But whoever listens to me will live securely and be free from the fear of danger.”
Stacey Conroy
Wisdom calls aloud in the street,she raises her voice in the public squares; at the head of the noisy streets she cries out,in the gatewa... Read More
Wisdom calls aloud in the street,she raises her voice in the public squares; at the head of the noisy streets she cries out,in the gateways of the city she makes her speech: “How long will you simple ones love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockeryand fools hate knowledge? If you had responded to my rebuke,I would have poured out my heart to you and made my thoughts known to you. But since you rejected me when I calledand no one gave heed when I stretched out my hand, since you ignored all my adviceand would not accept my rebuke,26 I in turn will laugh at your disaster;I will mock when calamity overtakes you–when calamity overtakes you like a storm,when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind,when distress and trouble overwhelm you. “Then they will call to me but I will not answer;they will look for me but will not find me. Since they hated knowledgeand did not choose to fear the Lord, since they would not accept my adviceand spurned my rebuke, they will eat the fruit of their waysand be filled with the fruit of their schemes. For the waywardness of the simple will kill them,and the complacency of fools will destroy them; but whoever listens to me will live in safetyand be at ease, without fear of harm. Proverbs 1:20-33 NIV84 My son, if you accept my wordsand store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdomand applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insightand cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silverand search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lordand find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom,and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds victory in store for the upright,he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the justand protects the way of his faithful ones. Then you will understand what is right and justand fair–every good path. For wisdom will enter your heart,and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will protect you,and understanding will guard you. Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men,from men whose words are perverse, who leave the straight pathsto walk in dark ways, who delight in doing wrongand rejoice in the perverseness of evil, whose paths are crookedand who are devious in their ways. It will save you also from the adulteress,from the wayward wife with her seductive words, who has left the partner of her youthand ignored the covenant she made before God. For her house leads down to deathand her paths to the spirits of the dead. None who go to her returnor attain the paths of life. Thus you will walk in the ways of good menand keep to the paths of the righteous. For the upright will live in the land,and the blameless will remain in it; but the wicked will be cut off from the land,and the unfaithful will be torn from it. Proverbs 2:-22 NIV84 1. The call of wisdom 2. The rejection of wisdom 3. The value of wisdom 4. The benefits of wisdom How can I better heed the call of wisdom? On what do I need to seek the Lord's wisdom? With whom can I better share God's wisdom?
nolinjr
If people try to tempt you to do wrong, turn your back on them.
If people try to tempt you to do wrong, turn your back on them.
angelflight5
Even though knowing more about the right path increases my responsibility to be obedient, refusing to learn would be a mistake. With wisd... Read More
Even though knowing more about the right path increases my responsibility to be obedient, refusing to learn would be a mistake. With wisdom I am an asset to the people I love and without it I can become a burden to them and myself. I am blessed to have a good life because God gave it to me by His grace. My talents did not get me here, but have grown in the place where God put me. He truly cares for me as His child, because He gives me what is best and watches over me even when I think I am all on my own.
daryl_g_3
Choose friends wisely don't hang out with people who are quick to cause trouble or are greedy for money
Choose friends wisely don't hang out with people who are quick to cause trouble or are greedy for money
brianvanaski
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Testing a note
Can i read the Bible on my phone/tablet?
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