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Proverbs 1,New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures, King James Version

New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures: 1 The proverbs of Sol´o·mon the son of David, the king of Israel, 2 for one to know wisdom and discipline, to discern the sayings of understanding, 3 to receive the discipline that gives insight, righteousness and judgment and uprightness, 4 to give to the inexperienced ones shrewdness, to a young man knowledge and thinking ability.

King James Version: 7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

10 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.

22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 2, New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures

New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures: 20 The purpose is that you may walk in the way of good people and that the paths of the righteous ones you may keep. 21 For the upright are the ones that will reside in the earth, and the blameless are the ones that will be left over in it. 22 As regards the wicked, they will be cut off from the very earth; and as for the treacherous, they will be torn away from it.

Proverbs 5, New International Version

19 A loving doe, a graceful deer- may her breasts satisfy you always may you be ever captivated by her Love

Proverbs 8

  • O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart. Proverbs 11:5
  • For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it. Proverbs 11:8

Proverbs 10

In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise. Proverbs 10:19

Proverbs 12

  • Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight. Proverbs 12:22

Proverbs 14, King James Version

  • 11 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.
  • 15 The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.

Proverbs 15:16, New American Bible

Better a little with fear of the LORD than a great fortune with anxiety.

Proverbs 18

  • He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster. Proverbs 18:9

Proverbs 21, King James Version

19 It is better to dwell in the wilderness than with a contentious and an angry woman.

Proverbs 24, American Standard Version

5 A wise man is strong, And a man of knowledge increases power.

כי בתחבלות, תעשה-לך מלחמה; ותשועה, ברב יועץ.

6 For by wise guidance you wage your war; and victory is in many advisors.

Proverbs 25, American Standard Version

21 If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;

22 For you will heap burning coals on his head, And the Lord will reward you.

Proverbs 26, King James Version

27 He that diggeth a pit, shall fall

Proverbs 28:9

God has no use for the prayers of the people who won't listen to Him.

Proverbs 31, King James Version

8 Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.

10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

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Proverbs is a book in the Bible. The following English translations may be available:


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  1. A book of the Old Testament of Bible, and of the Tanakh, being a collection or moral maxims.

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