2 H3045 [H8800] To know H2451 wisdom H4148 and instruction H995 [H8687] ; to perceive H561 the words H998 of understanding;
3 H3947 [H8800] To receive H4148 the instruction H7919 [H8687] of wisdom H6664 , justice H4941 , and judgment H4339 , and equity;
4 H5414 [H8800] To give H6195 prudence H6612 to the simple H5288 , to the young man H1847 knowledge H4209 and discretion.
5 H2450 A wise H8085 [H8799] man will hear H3254 [H8686] , and will increase H3948 learning H995 [H8737] ; and a man of understanding H7069 [H8799] shall attain H8458 to wise counsels:
6 H995 [H8687] To understand H4912 a proverb H4426 , and the interpretation H1697 ; the words H2450 of the wise H2420 , and their dark sayings.
7 H3374 The fear H3068 of the LORD H7225 is the beginning H1847 of knowledge H191 : but fools H936 [H8804] despise H2451 wisdom H4148 and instruction.
8 H1121 My son H8085 [H8798] , hear H4148 the instruction H1 of thy father H5203 [H8799] , and forsake H8451 not the law H517 of thy mother:
9 H3880 For they shall be an ornament H2580 of grace H7218 to thy head H6060 , and chains H1621 about thy neck.
11 H559 [H8799] If they say H3212 [H8798] , Come H693 [H8799] with us, let us lay wait H1818 for blood H6845 [H8799] , let us lurk H5355 secretly for the innocent H2600 without cause:
12 H1104 [H8799] Let us swallow them up H2416 alive H7585 as the grave H8549 ; and whole H3381 [H8802] , as those that go down H953 into the pit:
13 H4672 [H8799] We shall find H3368 all precious H1952 substance H4390 [H8762] , we shall fill H1004 our houses H7998 with spoil:
15 H1121 My son H3212 [H8799] , walk H1870 not thou in the way H4513 [H8798] with them; keep H7272 thy foot H5410 from their path:
16 H7272 For their feet H7323 [H8799] run H7451 to evil H4116 [H8762] , and make haste H8210 [H8800] to shed H1818 blood.
17 H2600 Surely in vain H7568 the net H2219 [H8794] is spread H5869 in the sight H1167 H3671 of any bird.
18 H693 [H8799] And they lay wait H1818 for their own blood H6845 [H8799] ; they lurk secretly H5315 for their own lives.
19 H734 So are the ways H1214 [H8802] of every one that is greedy H1215 of gain H3947 [H8799] ; who taketh away H5315 the life H1167 of its owners.
20 H2454 Wisdom H7442 [H8799] crieth H2351 outside H5414 [H8799] ; she uttereth H6963 her voice H7339 in the streets:
21 H7121 [H8799] She crieth H7218 in the chief place H1993 [H8802] of concourse H6607 , in the openings H8179 of the gates H5892 : in the city H559 [H8799] she uttereth H561 her words, saying,
22 H6612 How long, ye simple ones H157 [H8799] , will ye love H6612 simplicity H3887 [H8801] ? and the scorners H2530 [H8804] delight H3944 in their scorning H3684 , and fools H8130 [H8799] hate H1847 knowledge?
23 H7725 [H8799] Turn H8433 ye at my reproof H5042 [H8686] : behold, I will pour out H7307 my spirit H3045 [H8686] to you, I will make known H1697 to you my words.
24 H7121 [H8804] Because I have called H3985 [H8762] , and ye refused H5186 [H8804] ; I have stretched out H3027 my hand H7181 [H8688] , and no man regarded;
25 H6544 [H8799] But ye have set at nought H6098 all my counsel H14 [H8804] , and rejected H8433 my reproof:
26 H7832 [H8799] I also will laugh H343 at your calamity H3932 [H8799] ; I will mock H6343 when your fear H935 [H8800] cometh;
27 H6343 When your fear H935 [H8800] cometh H7722 H7584 [H8675] as desolation H343 , and your destruction H857 [H8799] cometh H5492 as a whirlwind H6869 ; when distress H6695 and anguish H935 [H8800] cometh upon you.
28 H7121 [H8799] Then shall they call H6030 [H8799] upon me, but I will not answer H7836 [H8762] ; they shall seek me early H4672 [H8799] , but they shall not find me:
29 H8130 [H8804] Because they hated H1847 knowledge H977 [H8804] , and did not choose H3374 the fear H3068 of the LORD:
31 H398 [H8799] Therefore shall they eat H6529 of the fruit H1870 of their own way H7646 [H8799] , and be filled H4156 with their own devices.
32 H4878 For the turning away H6612 of the simple H2026 [H8799] shall slay H7962 them, and the prosperity H3684 of fools H6 [H8762] shall destroy them.