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 Proverbs 1:20 - 33; 5:1 - 2; 6:20 - 23; 7:1 - 2; 10:31; 11:14; 12:5; 12:26; 13:13; 15:7; 15:22; 19:20; 20:5; 20:18; 23:9; 27:9
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   Book of Proverbs
   Chapter 1
1:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Wisdom calls aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares;
 
1:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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at the head of the noisy streets F3 she cries out, in the gateways of the city she makes her speech:
 
1:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"How long will you simple ones F4 love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge?
 
1:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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If you had responded to my rebuke, I would have poured out my heart to you and made my thoughts known to you.
 
1:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But since you rejected me when I called and no one gave heed when I stretched out my hand,
 
1:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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since you ignored all my advice and would not accept my rebuke,
 
1:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I in turn will laugh at your disaster; I will mock when calamity overtakes you -
 
1:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind, when distress and trouble overwhelm you.
 
1:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me.
 
1:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD,
 
1:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke,
 
1:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.
 
1:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them;
 
1:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm."
 
   Chapter 5
5:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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My son, pay attention to my wisdom, listen well to my words of insight,
 
5:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge.
 
   Chapter 6
6:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
 
6:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Bind them upon your heart forever; fasten them around your neck.
 
6:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you.
 
6:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life,
 
   Chapter 7
7:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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My son, keep my words and store up my commands within you.
 
7:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Keep my commands and you will live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.
 
   Chapter 10
10:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but a perverse tongue will be cut out.
 
   Chapter 11
11:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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For lack of guidance a nation falls, but many advisers make victory sure.
 
   Chapter 12
12:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.
 
12:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A righteous man is cautious in friendship, F22 but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
 
   Chapter 13
13:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He who scorns instruction will pay for it, but he who respects a command is rewarded.
 
   Chapter 15
15:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the hearts of fools.
 
15:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
 
   Chapter 19
19:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise.
 
   Chapter 20
20:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The purposes of a man's heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out.
 
20:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Make plans by seeking advice; if you wage war, obtain guidance.
 
   Chapter 23
23:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Do not speak to a fool, for he will scorn the wisdom of your words.
 
   Chapter 27
27:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of one's friend springs from his earnest counsel.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F3 Hebrew; Septuagint / on the tops of the walls
F4 The Hebrew word rendered simple in Proverbs generally denotes one without moral direction and inclined to evil.
F22 Or man is a guide to his neighbor

 
 

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