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For the choir director. A psalm of the sons of Korah.Hear this, all you peoples;
listen, all who inhabit the world, both low and high,
rich and poor together. My mouth speaks wisdom;
my heart’s meditation brings understanding.read more.
I turn my ear to a proverb;
I explain my riddle with a lyre.
The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: For learning what wisdom and discipline are;
for understanding insightful sayings; for receiving wise instruction
in righteousness, justice, and integrity;read more.
for teaching shrewdness to the inexperienced,
knowledge and discretion to a young man— a wise man will listen and increase his learning,
and a discerning man will obtain guidance— for understanding a proverb or a parable,
the words of the wise, and their riddles.
God gave Solomon wisdom, very great insight, and understanding as vast as the sand on the seashore. Solomon’s wisdom was greater than the wisdom of all the people of the East, greater than all the wisdom of Egypt. He was wiser than anyone—wiser than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, Calcol, and Darda, sons of Mahol. His reputation extended to all the surrounding nations.read more.
Solomon composed 3,000 proverbs, and his songs numbered 1,005. He described trees, from the cedar in Lebanon to the hyssop growing out of the wall. He also taught about animals, birds, reptiles, and fish. People came from everywhere, sent by every king on earth who had heard of his wisdom, to listen to Solomon’s wisdom.
Solomon’s proverbs:A wise son brings joy to his father,
but a foolish son, heartache to his mother.
Arrogance leads to nothing but strife,
but wisdom is gained by those who take advice.
Don’t wear yourself out to get rich;
stop giving your attention to it.
The one who trusts in himself is a fool,
but one who walks in wisdom will be safe.
A rod of correction imparts wisdom,
but a youth left to himself
is a disgrace to his mother.
Gray hair is a glorious crown;
it is found in the way of righteousness.
The Lord’s blessing enriches,
and struggle adds nothing to it.
A good name is to be chosen over great wealth;
favor is better than silver and gold. The rich and the poor have this in common:
the Lord made them both.
Don’t wear yourself out to get rich;
stop giving your attention to it. As soon as your eyes fly to it, it disappears,
for it makes wings for itself
and flies like an eagle to the sky.
There is one who speaks rashly,
like a piercing sword;
but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Truthful lips endure forever,
but a lying tongue, only a moment.
Life and death are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love it will eat its fruit.
My son, if sinners entice you,
don’t be persuaded. If they say—“Come with us!
Let’s set an ambush and kill someone.
Let’s attack some innocent person just for fun! Let’s swallow them alive, like Sheol,
still healthy as they go down to the Pit.read more.
We’ll find all kinds of valuable property
and fill our houses with plunder. Throw in your lot with us,
and we’ll all share our money”— my son, don’t travel that road with them
or set foot on their path, because their feet run toward trouble
and they hurry to commit murder. It is foolish to spread a net
where any bird can see it, but they set an ambush to kill themselves;
they attack their own lives. Such are the paths of all who make profit dishonestly;
it takes the lives of those who receive it.
My son, don’t forget my teaching,
but let your heart keep my commands; for they will bring you
many days, a full life, and well-being. Never let loyalty and faithfulness leave you.
Tie them around your neck;
write them on the tablet of your heart.read more.
Then you will find favor and high regard
in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways,
and He will guide you on the right paths. Don’t consider yourself to be wise;
fear the Lord and turn away from evil. This will be healing for your body
and strengthening for your bones. Honor the Lord with your possessions
and with the first produce of your entire harvest; then your barns will be completely filled,
and your vats will overflow with new wine.
My son, pay attention to my wisdom;
listen closely to my understanding so that you may maintain discretion
and your lips safeguard knowledge. Though the lips of the forbidden woman drip honey
and her words are smoother than oil,read more.
in the end she’s as bitter as wormwood
and as sharp as a double-edged sword. Her feet go down to death;
her steps head straight for Sheol. She doesn’t consider the path of life;
she doesn’t know that her ways are unstable. So now, my sons, listen to me,
and don’t turn away from the words of my mouth. Keep your way far from her.
Don’t go near the door of her house. Otherwise, you will give up your vitality to others
and your years to someone cruel; strangers will drain your resources,
and your earnings will end up in a foreigner’s house. At the end of your life, you will lament
when your physical body has been consumed, and you will say, “How I hated discipline,
and how my heart despised correction. I didn’t obey my teachers
or listen closely to my mentors. I am on the verge of complete ruin
before the entire community.” Drink water from your own cistern,
water flowing from your own well. Should your springs flow in the streets,
streams of water in the public squares? They should be for you alone
and not for you to share with strangers. Let your fountain be blessed,
and take pleasure in the wife of your youth. A loving doe, a graceful fawn—
let her breasts always satisfy you;
be lost in her love forever. Why, my son, would you be infatuated
with a forbidden woman
or embrace the breast of a stranger? For a man’s ways are before the Lord’s eyes,
and He considers all his paths. A wicked man’s iniquities entrap him;
he is entangled in the ropes of his own sin. He will die because there is no discipline,
and be lost because of his great stupidity.
My son, obey my words,
and treasure my commands. Keep my commands and live;
protect my teachings
as the pupil of your eye. Tie them to your fingers;
write them on the tablet of your heart.read more.
Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,”
and call understanding your relative. She will keep you from a forbidden woman,
a stranger with her flattering talk.
The leech has two daughters: “Give, Give!”
Three things are never satisfied;
four never say, “Enough!”: Sheol; a childless womb;
earth, which is never satisfied with water;
and fire, which never says, “Enough!”
Who can find a capable wife?
She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her,
and he will not lack anything good. She rewards him with good, not evil,
all the days of her life.read more.
She selects wool and flax
and works with willing hands. She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from far away. She rises while it is still night
and provides food for her household
and portions for her female servants. She evaluates a field and buys it;
she plants a vineyard with her earnings. She draws on her strength
and reveals that her arms are strong. She sees that her profits are good,
and her lamp never goes out at night. She extends her hands to the spinning staff,
and her hands hold the spindle. Her hands reach out to the poor,
and she extends her hands to the needy. She is not afraid for her household when it snows,
for all in her household are doubly clothed. She makes her own bed coverings;
her clothing is fine linen and purple. Her husband is known at the city gates,
where he sits among the elders of the land. She makes and sells linen garments;
she delivers belts to the merchants. Strength and honor are her clothing,
and she can laugh at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom
and loving instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the activities of her household
and is never idle. Her sons rise up and call her blessed.
Her husband also praises her: “Many women are capable,
but you surpass them all!” Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting,
but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised. Give her the reward of her labor,
and let her works praise her at the city gates.
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The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: For gaining wisdom and being instructed; for understanding insightful sayings; for receiving wise instruction [in] righteousness, justice, and integrity; read more.
for teaching shrewdness to the inexperienced, knowledge and discretion to a young man-