(NLT) Proverbs 1 : 1 These are the proverbs of Solomon, David's son, king of Israel.
(NLT) Proverbs 1 : 2 Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline, to help them understand the insights of the wise.
(NLT) Proverbs 1 : 3 Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives, to help them do what is right, just, and fair.
(NLT) Proverbs 1 : 4 These proverbs will give insight to the simple, knowledge and discernment to the young.
(NLT) Proverbs 1 : 5 Let the wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser. Let those with understanding receive guidance
(NLT) Proverbs 1 : 6 by exploring the meaning in these proverbs and parables, the words of the wise and their riddles.
(NLT) Proverbs 1 : 7 Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
(NLT) Proverbs 1 : 8 My child, listen when your father corrects you. Don't neglect your mother's instruction.
(NLT) Proverbs 1 : 9 What you learn from them will crown you with grace and be a chain of honor around your neck.
(NLT) Proverbs 1 : 10 My child, if sinners entice you, turn your back on them!
(NLT) Proverbs 1 : 11 They may say, "Come and join us. Let's hide and kill someone! Just for fun, let's ambush the innocent!
(NLT) Proverbs 1 : 12 Let's swallow them alive, like the grave; let's swallow them whole, like those who go down to the pit of death.
(NLT) Proverbs 1 : 13 Think of the great things we'll get! We'll fill our houses with all the stuff we take.
(NLT) Proverbs 1 : 14 Come, throw in your lot with us; we'll all share the loot."
(NLT) Proverbs 1 : 15 My child, don't go along with them! Stay far away from their paths.
(NLT) Proverbs 1 : 16 They rush to commit evil deeds. They hurry to commit murder.
(NLT) Proverbs 1 : 17 If a bird sees a trap being set, it knows to stay away.
(NLT) Proverbs 1 : 18 But these people set an ambush for themselves; they are trying to get themselves killed.
(NLT) Proverbs 1 : 19 Such is the fate of all who are greedy for money; it robs them of life.
(NLT) Proverbs 1 : 20 Wisdom shouts in the streets. She cries out in the public square.
(NLT) Proverbs 1 : 21 She calls to the crowds along the main street, to those gathered in front of the city gate:
(NLT) Proverbs 1 : 22 "How long, you simpletons, will you insist on being simpleminded? How long will you mockers relish your mocking? How long will you fools hate knowledge?
(NLT) Proverbs 1 : 23 Come and listen to my counsel. I'll share my heart with you and make you wise.
(NLT) Proverbs 1 : 24 "I called you so often, but you wouldn't come. I reached out to you, but you paid no attention.
(NLT) Proverbs 1 : 25 You ignored my advice and rejected the correction I offered.
(NLT) Proverbs 1 : 26 So I will laugh when you are in trouble! I will mock you when disaster overtakes you--
(NLT) Proverbs 1 : 27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster engulfs you like a cyclone, and anguish and distress overwhelm you.
(NLT) Proverbs 1 : 28 "When they cry for help, I will not answer. Though they anxiously search for me, they will not find me.
(NLT) Proverbs 1 : 29 For they hated knowledge and chose not to fear the LORD.
(NLT) Proverbs 1 : 30 They rejected my advice and paid no attention when I corrected them.
(NLT) Proverbs 1 : 31 Therefore, they must eat the bitter fruit of living their own way, choking on their own schemes.
(NLT) Proverbs 1 : 32 For simpletons turn away from me--to death. Fools are destroyed by their own complacency.
(NLT) Proverbs 1 : 33 But all who listen to me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm."