1 The Parables of Solomon the son of David king of Israel,

2 To know wisdom, [b]and instruction, to understand the words [c]of knowledge,

3 To receive [d]instruction to do wisely, by [e]justice and judgment and equity,

4 To give unto the [f]simple sharpness of wit, and to the child knowledge and discretion.

5 And wise man shall hear and increase in learning, and a man of [g]understanding shall attain unto wise counsels,

6 To understand a parable, and the interpretation, the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

7 ¶ The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.


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