Your Daily Readings – Verse of the Day – Proverbs 1:7 – The Scriptures by Institute For Scripture Research – 2009 Edition – May 17, 2020

Proverbs 1

Prov 1:1 The proverbs of Shelomoh son of Dawiḏ, sovereign of Yisra’ĕl:
Prov 1:2 For knowing wisdom and discipline, For understanding the words of understanding,
Prov 1:3 For receiving the discipline of wisdom, Righteousness, right-ruling, and straightness;
Prov 1:4 For giving insight to the simple, Knowledge and discretion to the young.
Prov 1:5 The wise one hears and increases learning, And the understanding one gets wise counsel,
Prov 1:6 For understanding a proverb and a figure, The words of the wise and their riddles.
Prov 1:7 The fear of יהוה (Yahweh) is the beginning of knowledge;(a) Fools despise wisdom and discipline. Footnote: a See also Pro 9:10, Psa 111:10.
Prov 1:8 My son, heed the discipline of your father, And do not forsake the Torah of your mother;
Prov 1:9 For they are a fair wreath on your head, And chains about your neck.
Prov 1:10 My son, if sinners entice you, do not give in.
Prov 1:11 If they say, “Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood, Let us ambush the innocent without cause.
Prov 1:12 “Let us swallow them alive like She’ol, And entirely, like those going down to the pit.
Prov 1:13 “Let us find all precious goods, Let us fill our houses with spoil.
Prov 1:14 “Cast in your lot among us, Let us all have one purse,”
Prov 1:15 My son, do not walk in the way with them, Keep your foot from their path;
Prov 1:16 For their feet run to evil, And they hurry to shed blood.
Prov 1:17 For in vain the net is spread In the sight of any bird.
Prov 1:18 But they lie in wait for their own blood, They ambush their own lives.
Prov 1:19 Such are the ways of everyone greedy for gain; It takes away the life of its owners.
Prov 1:20 Wisdom calls aloud outside; She raises her voice in the broad places.
Prov 1:21 At the head of the noisy streets she cries out, At the openings of the gates, In the city she speaks her words:
Prov 1:22 “How long, you simple ones, Would you love simplicity, And shall scoffers delight in their scoffing, And fools hate knowledge?
Prov 1:23 “Turn at my reproof. See, I pour out my spirit on you, I make my words known to you.
Prov 1:24 “Because I called and you refused, I have stretched out my hand and no one inclined,
Prov 1:25 “And you spurned all my counsel, And would not yield to my reproof,
Prov 1:26 “Let me also laugh at your calamity, Mock when your dread comes,
Prov 1:27 “When your dread comes like a storm, And your calamity comes like a whirlwind, When distress and anguish come upon you.
Prov 1:28 “Let them then call on me, but I answer not; Let them seek me, but not find me.
Prov 1:29 “Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of יהוה (Yahweh),
Prov 1:30 “They did not accept my counsel, They despised all my reproof,
Prov 1:31 “Therefore let them eat the fruit of their own way, And be filled with their own counsels.
Prov 1:32 “For the turning away of the simple kills them, And the complacency of fools destroys them.
Prov 1:33 “But whoever listens to me dwells safely, And is at ease from the dread of evil.”


The Scriptures by Institute For Scripture Research – 2009 Edition


New King James Bible


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