Prologue

Proverbs 1:1-7

1 Proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel; 2 To know wisdom and instruction; to discern the words of understanding; 3 To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice and judgment, and uprightness; 4 To give craftiness to the simple, and to the youth, knowledge and meditation. 5 The wise one will hear and he will add learning: and he understanding, shall obtain guidance: 6 To understand a proverb, and an enigma: the words of the wise and their parables.

7 The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge: the foolish despised wisdom and instruction.

Ecclesiastes 1:1-1

1 The words of the preacher, son of David, king in Jerusalem.

1 John 1:1-4

1 What was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we beheld, and our own hands felt, concerning the word of life; 2 (And the life was manifested, and we have seen, and we testify, and announce to you the eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested to us;) 3 What we have seen and heard we announce to you, that ye also might have communion with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. 4 And these we write to you, that your joy might be filled up.

Revelation 1:1-3

1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to him, to show to his servants what things must be with speed; and he signified having sent by his angel to his servant John: 2 Who bare witness to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, as much as he saw. 3 Happy he reading, and they hearing the words of the prophecy, and keeping the things written in it, for the time is near.