(GWT) Proverbs 1 : 1 The proverbs of Solomon, David's son who was king of Israel, [given]
(GWT) Proverbs 1 : 2 to grasp wisdom and discipline, to understand deep thoughts,
(GWT) Proverbs 1 : 3 to acquire the discipline of wise behavior- righteousness and justice and fairness-
(GWT) Proverbs 1 : 4 to give insight to gullible people, to give knowledge and foresight to the young-
(GWT) Proverbs 1 : 5 a wise person will listen and continue to learn, and an understanding person will gain direction-
(GWT) Proverbs 1 : 6 to understand a proverb and a clever saying, the words of wise people and their riddles.
(GWT) Proverbs 1 : 7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge. Stubborn fools despise wisdom and discipline.
(GWT) Proverbs 1 : 8 My son, listen to your father's discipline, and do not neglect your mother's teachings,
(GWT) Proverbs 1 : 9 because discipline and teachings are a graceful garland on your head and a [golden] chain around your neck.
(GWT) Proverbs 1 : 10 My son, if sinners lure you, do not go along.
(GWT) Proverbs 1 : 11 If they say, "Come with us. Let's set an ambush to kill someone. Let's hide to ambush innocent people for fun.
(GWT) Proverbs 1 : 12 We'll swallow them alive like the grave, like those in good health who go into the pit.
(GWT) Proverbs 1 : 13 We'll find all kinds of valuable possessions. We'll fill our homes with stolen goods.
(GWT) Proverbs 1 : 14 Join us. We'll split the loot equally."
(GWT) Proverbs 1 : 15 My son, do not follow them in their way. Do not even set foot on their path,
(GWT) Proverbs 1 : 16 because they rush to do evil and hurry to shed blood.
(GWT) Proverbs 1 : 17 It does no good to spread a net within the sight of any bird.
(GWT) Proverbs 1 : 18 But these people set an ambush for their own murder. They go into hiding only to lose their lives.
(GWT) Proverbs 1 : 19 This is what happens to everyone who is greedy for unjust gain. Greed takes away his life.
(GWT) Proverbs 1 : 20 Wisdom sings her song in the streets. In the public squares she raises her voice.
(GWT) Proverbs 1 : 21 At the corners of noisy streets she calls out. At the entrances to the city she speaks her words,
(GWT) Proverbs 1 : 22 "How long will you gullible people love being so gullible? How long will you mockers find joy in your mocking? How long will you fools hate knowledge?
(GWT) Proverbs 1 : 23 "Turn to me when I warn you. I will generously pour out my spirit for you. I will make my words known to you.
(GWT) Proverbs 1 : 24 "I called, and you refused to listen. I stretched out my hands to you, and no one paid attention.
(GWT) Proverbs 1 : 25 You ignored all my advice. You did not want me to warn you.
(GWT) Proverbs 1 : 26 I will laugh at your calamity. I will make fun of you when panic strikes you,
(GWT) Proverbs 1 : 27 when panic strikes you like a violent storm, when calamity strikes you like a wind storm, when trouble and anguish come to you.
(GWT) Proverbs 1 : 28 "They will call to me at that time, but I will not answer. They will look for me, but they will not find me,
(GWT) Proverbs 1 : 29 because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD.
(GWT) Proverbs 1 : 30 They refused my advice. They despised my every warning.
(GWT) Proverbs 1 : 31 They will eat the fruit of their lifestyle. They will be stuffed with their own schemes.
(GWT) Proverbs 1 : 32 "Gullible people kill themselves because of their turning away. Fools destroy themselves because of their indifference.
(GWT) Proverbs 1 : 33 But whoever listens to me will live without worry and will be free from the dread of disaster."