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Proverbs 1:20 - 1:33

The Call of Wisdom

Wisdom shouts in the street,
She gives forth her voice in the square;
At the head of the noisy streets she calls out;
At the entrance of the gates in the city she utters her sayings:
“How long, O simple ones, will you love simplicity?
And scoffers delight in scoffing
And fools hate knowledge?
Turn to my reproof,
Behold, I will pour out my spirit on you;
I will make my words known to you.
Because I called and you refused,
I stretched out my hand and no one paid attention;
And you neglected all my counsel
And were not willing to accept my reproof;
I will also laugh at your disaster;
I will mock when your dread comes,
When your dread comes like a storm
And your disaster comes like a whirlwind,
When distress and anguish come upon you.
Then they will call on me, but I will not answer;
They will seek me earnestly but they will not find me,
Because they hated knowledge
And did not choose the fear of Yahweh.
They were not willing to accept my counsel,
They spurned all my reproof.
So they shall eat of the fruit of their way
And be satisfied with their own devices.
For the turning away of the simple will kill them,
And the complacency of fools will destroy them.
But he who listens to me shall dwell securely
And will be at ease from the dread of evil.”

Proverbs 5:1 - 5:2

Warning Against Adultery

My son, pay attention to my wisdom,
Incline your ear to my discernment;
That you may keep discretion
And that your lips may guard knowledge.

Proverbs 6:20 - 6:23

Warning Against Adultery

My son, observe the commandment of your father
And do not abandon the law of your mother;
Bind them continually on your heart;
Tie them around your neck.
When you walk about, they will lead you;
When you sleep, they will keep watch over you;
And when you awake, they will speak to you.
For the commandment is a lamp and the law is light;
And reproofs for discipline are the way of life

Proverbs 7:1 - 7:2

The Adulteress’ Trap

My son, keep my words
And treasure my commandments within you.
Keep my commandments and live,
And my law as the apple of your eye.

Proverbs 10:31

The mouth of the righteous bears wisdom,
But the tongue of perversions will be cut out.

Proverbs 11:14

Where there is no guidance the people fall,
But in abundance of counselors there is salvation.

Proverbs 12:5

The thoughts of the righteous are just,
But the guidance of the wicked is deceitful.

Proverbs 12:26

The righteous is a guide to his neighbor,
But the way of the wicked makes them wander about.

Proverbs 13:13

The one who despises the word will be in debt to it,
But the one who fears the commandment will be rewarded.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise disperse knowledge,
But the hearts of fools are not so.

Proverbs 15:22

Without consultation, plans are frustrated,
But with many counselors they succeed.

Proverbs 19:20

Listen to counsel and receive discipline,
That you may be wise in the end of your days.

Proverbs 20:5

Counsel in the heart of a man is like deep water,
But a man of discernment draws it out.

Proverbs 20:18

Thoughts are established by counsel,
So make war by guidance.

Proverbs 23:9

Do not speak in the hearing of a fool,
For he will despise the insight of your speech.

Proverbs 27:9

Oil and incense make the heart glad,
So counsel from the soul is sweet to his friend.