1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
1 The use of the proverbs. 7 An exhortation to fear God, and believe his Word. 10 To avoid the enticings of sinners. 20 Wisdom complaineth of her contempt. 24 She threateneth her contemners.
1:1 ¶ The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, King of Israel:
1:2 For the knowledge of wisdom and correction, for discerning the sayings of intelligence;
1:3 For receiving the correction of prudence, righteousness and justice, and equity;
1:4 For giving To the simple shrewdness, To the young man, knowledge and discretion.
1:5 A wise man, will hear, and will increase learning, and a, discreet man, wise counsels, will acquire,
1:6 By gaining discernment of proverb, and satire, the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
1:7 ¶ The reverence of Yahweh, is the beginning of knowledge, Wisdom and correction, the foolish have despised.
1:8 Hear, my son, the correction of thy father, and do not reject the instruction of thy mother;
1:9 For, a wreath of beauty, shall they be to thy head, and chains of ornament, to thy neck.
1:10 ¶ My son, if sinners entice thee, do not consent.
1:11 If they sayCome with us,Let us lie in wait for blood, Let us watch in secret for him who is needlessly innocent;
1:12 Let us engulf them, like hades, alive, While in health, like them who are going down to the pit;
1:13 All costly substance, shall we find, We shall fill our houses with spoil;
1:14 Thy lot, shalt thou cast into our midst, One purse, shall there be, for us all.
1:15 My son, do not walk in the way with them, Withhold thy foot from their path.
1:16 For, their feet, to mischief, do run, and haste to the shedding of blood.
1:17 Surely, in vain, is spread the net, in the sight of aught that hath wings!
1:18 Yet, they, for their own blood, lie in wait, They watch in secret for their own life.
1:19 Such are the ways of every one that graspeth with greed, The life of the owners thereof, it taketh away!
1:20 ¶ Wisdom, in the open place, soundeth forth, in the broadways, she raiseth her voice;
1:21 At the head of bustling streets, she crieth aloud,at the openings of the gates in the cityher sayings, she doth utter:
1:22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and, scoffers, in scoffing, delight them? and, dullards, hate knowledge?
1:23 Will ye turn, at my reproof? Lo! I will pour out to you my spirit, I will make known my words to you.
1:24 Because I called, and ye refused, I stretched out my hand, and no one regarded;
1:25 But ye dismissed all my counsel, and, to my rebuke, would not yield,
1:26 I also, at your calamity, will laugh, I will mock, when cometh your dread;
1:27 When cometh as a crashing your dread, and, your calamity, as a storm-wind, overtaketh, when there come upon you, distress and anguish.
1:28 Then, will they call me, but I will not answer, they will seek me diligently, but shall not find me.
1:29 Because they hated knowledge, and, the reverence of Yahweh, did not choose;
1:30 Consented not to my counsel, disdained all my rebuke,
1:31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and, with their own counsels, be filled.
1:32 For, the turning away of the simple, will slay them,and, the carelessness of dullards, will destroy them.
1:33 Whereas, he that hearkeneth unto me, shall dwell safely, and be at rest, without dread of misfortune.
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