proverbs of Solomon son of David who reigned in Israel,
to know wisdom and instruction; to comprehend also words of intelligence;
to receive also the
shifting and turning of words, and loosening enigmas; to comprehend also [2
true] and [2
to straighten out],
that he should give to the
guileless astuteness, [3
but 2to the
young] perception, and also reflection.
But of the ones for hearing, the
wise will be wiser, and the intelligent [2
He shall comprehend also a parable and a dark matter; sayings also of the
wise, and enigmas.
beginning of wisdom is
fear of the LORD
good] to all the ones observing it. And piety to God is the
beginning of perception. But wisdom and instruction the
impious shall treat with contempt.
Hear, O son, the
laws of your father! and you should not thrust away the
rules of your mother;
a crown 1
of favors 2
you shall receive] for your head, and a collar of gold around your neck.
O son, you should not have caused [3
to wander you 2
impious], nor should you consent.
If they should comfort you, saying, Come with us, partake in blood! for we should hide [4
and we should swallow him as Hades, while living, and lift his remembrance from the
of his 1
very costly] we should overtake, and we should fill [2
our] of spoils.
throw] in with us, and [3
money bag 2
let there become] for us.
You should not go in the
ways with them. Turn aside your foot from their paths!
For their feet [2
run], and are quick to pour out blood.
stretched out 2
nets] for feathered birds
For they, the ones [2
in murder 1
partaking], treasure up for themselves evils.
are] of all the ones completing the lawless things
. For by impiety [2
their own 3
sings praise]; and in the
squares in open places she celebrates.
she proclaims]; and at the
gates of the
city courageously says,
As much time as the
guileless have of the righteousness, they shall not be ashamed; but the fools [3
ones who crave], [2
having become], detest good sense,
become] for reproofs. Behold, I will let go to you my breath's saying, and I will teach you by my word.
Since I called, and you did not obey; and I stretched out words, and you did not take heed;
you made 2
counsels], and [3
to my 4
you did not 2
accordingly I also [2
laugh at]; and I will rejoice when ever [2
to you 1
And when ever [2
should arrive 3
unto you 4
a tumult], and the undoing of yourself
like a blast is
at hand; or whenever [4
should come upon 5
that it will be whenever you should call upon me, even I shall not listen to you. [2
shall seek 3
Evil men], and will not find me
for they detested wisdom, and the fear of the LORD
they did not prefer;
nor wanted [2
to my 1
to take heed] counsels; but they sneered at my reproofs.
Accordingly they shall eat [3
of their own 4
fruits], and [2
with their own 3
shall be filled].
For because they wronged the
simple ones, they shall be slaughtered, and an inquisition [2the
But the one hearing me shall encamp with hope, and shall be tranquil without fear from all evil.