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020: Proverbs Book 20


020:Proverbs 001:001
The proverbs of Solomon the son of David,
king of Israel;


020:001:002
To know wisdom and instruction;
to perceive the words of understanding;


020:001:003
To receive the instruction of wisdom,
justice,
and judgment,
and equity;


020:001:004
To give subtilty to the simple,
to the young man knowledge and discretion.


020:001:005
A wise man will hear,
and will increase learning;
and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:


020:001:006
To understand a proverb,
and the interpretation;
the words of the wise,
and their dark sayings.


020:001:007
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge:
but fools despise wisdom and instruction.


020:001:008
My son,
hear the instruction of thy father,
and forsake not the law of thy mother:


020:001:009
For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head,
and chains about thy neck.


020:001:010
My son,
if sinners entice thee,
consent thou not.


020:001:011
If they say,
Come with us,
let us lay wait for blood,
let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:


020:001:012
Let us swallow them up alive as the grave;
and whole,
as those that go down into the pit:


020:001:013
We shall find all precious substance,
we shall fill our houses with spoil:


020:001:014
Cast in thy lot among us;
let us all have one purse:


020:001:015
My son,
walk not thou in the way with them;
refrain thy foot from their path:


020:001:016
For their feet run to evil,
and make haste to shed blood.


020:001:017
Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.


020:001:018
And they lay wait for their own blood;
they lurk privily for their own lives.


020:001:019
So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain;
which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.


020:001:020
Wisdom crieth without;
she uttereth her voice in the streets:


020:001:021
She crieth in the chief place of concourse,
in the openings of the gates:
in the city she uttereth her words,
saying,


020:001:022
How long,
ye simple ones,
will ye love simplicity?
and the scorners delight in their scorning,
and fools hate knowledge?


020:001:023
Turn you at my reproof:
behold,
I will pour out my spirit unto you,
I will make known my words unto you.


020:001:024
Because I have called,
and ye refused;
I have stretched out my hand,
and no man regarded;


020:001:025
But ye have set at nought all my counsel,
and would none of my reproof:


020:001:026
I also will laugh at your calamity;
I will mock when your fear cometh;


020:001:027
When your fear cometh as desolation,
and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind;
when distress and anguish cometh upon you.


020:001:028
Then shall they call upon me,
but I will not answer;
they shall seek me early,
but they shall not find me:


020:001:029
For that they hated knowledge,
and did not choose the fear of the LORD:


020:001:030
They would none of my counsel:
they despised all my reproof.


020:001:031
Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way,
and be filled with their own devices.


020:001:032
For the turning away of the simple shall slay them,
and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.


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But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely,
and shall be quiet from fear of evil.


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