2 H3045 To know H2451 wisdom H4148 and instruction; H995 To discern H561 the words H998 of understanding;
3 H3947 To receive H4148 instruction H7919 in wise H6664 dealing, In righteousness H6664 and justice H4339 and equity;
4 H5414 To give H6195 prudence H6612 to the simple, H5288 To the young man H1847 knowledge H4209 and discretion:
5 H2450 That the wise H8085 man may hear, H3254 and increase H3948 in learning; H995 And that the man of understanding H7069 may attain H8458 unto sound counsels:
6 H995 To understand H4912 a proverb, H4426 and a figure, H1697 The words H2450 of the wise, H2420 and their dark sayings.
7 H3374 The fear H3068 of Jehovah H7225 is the beginning H1847 of knowledge; H191 But the foolish H936 despise H2451 wisdom H4148 and instruction.
8 H1121 My son, H8085 hear H4148 the instruction H1 of thy father, H5203 And forsake H8451 not the law H517 of thy mother:
9 H3880 For they shall be a chaplet H2580 of grace H7218 unto thy head, H6060 And chains H1621 about thy neck.
11 H559 If they say, H3212 Come H693 with us, Let us lay wait H1818 for blood; H6845 Let us lurk H5355 privily for the innocent H2600 without cause;
12 H1104 Let us swallow them up H2416 alive H7585 as Sheol, H8549 And whole, H3381 as those that go down H953 into the pit;
13 H4672 We shall find H3368 all precious H1952 substance; H4390 We shall fill H1004 our houses H7998 with spoil;
15 H1121 My son, H3212 walk H1870 not thou in the way H4513 with them; Refrain H7272 thy foot H5410 from their path:
16 H7272 For their feet H7323 run H7451 to evil, H4116 And they make haste H8210 to shed H1818 blood.
18 H693 And these lay wait H1818 for their own blood; H6845 They lurk privily H5315 for their own lives.
19 H734 So are the ways H1214 of every one that is greedy H1215 of gain; H3947 It taketh away H5315 the life H1167 of the owners thereof.
20 H2454 Wisdom H7442 crieth H2351 aloud in the street; H5414 She uttereth H6963 her voice H7339 in the broad places;
21 H7121 She crieth H7218 in the chief place H1993 of concourse; H6607 At the entrance H8179 of the gates, H5892 In the city, H559 she uttereth H561 her words:
22 H6612 How long, ye simple ones, H157 will ye love H6612 simplicity? H3887 And scoffers H2530 delight H3944 them in scoffing, H3684 And fools H8130 hate H1847 knowledge?
23 H7725 Turn H8433 you at my reproof: H5042 Behold, I will pour out H7307 my spirit H3045 upon you; I will make known H1697 my words unto you.
24 H7121 Because I have called, H3985 and ye have refused; H5186 I have stretched out H3027 my hand, H7181 and no man hath regarded;
26 H7832 I also will laugh H343 in the day of your calamity; H3932 I will mock H6343 when your fear H935 cometh;
27 H6343 When your fear H935 cometh H5492 as a storm, H343 And your calamity H857 cometh H5492 on as a whirlwind; H6869 When distress H6695 and anguish H935 come upon you.
28 H7121 Then will they call H6030 upon me, but I will not answer; H7836 They will seek me diligently, H4672 but they shall not find me:
29 H8130 For that they hated H1847 knowledge, H977 And did not choose H3374 the fear H3068 of Jehovah:
31 H398 Therefore shall they eat H6529 of the fruit H1870 of their own way, H7646 And be filled H4156 with their own devices.
32 H4878 For the backsliding H6612 of the simple H2026 shall slay H7962 them, And the careless ease H3684 of fools H6 shall destroy them.