02/02/2020

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Passage: Proverbs 1:1-7
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Bible Text: Proverbs 1:1-7 | Preacher: David Dickson | Series: Proverbs | Gaining (v2)
Receiving (v3)
Giving (v4)
Listening (v5)
Understanding (v6)
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge (v7)
Proverbs 1:1-7 New International Version (NIV)
Purpose and Theme
1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:

2 for gaining wisdom and instruction;
    for understanding words of insight;
3 for receiving instruction in prudent behavior,
    doing what is right and just and fair;
4 for giving prudence to those who are simple,[a]
    knowledge and discretion to the young—
5 let the wise listen and add to their learning,
    and let the discerning get guidance—
6 for understanding proverbs and parables,
    the sayings and riddles of the wise.[b]

7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
    but fools[c] despise wisdom and instruction.

Footnotes:
[a] Proverbs 1:4 The Hebrew word rendered simple in Proverbs denotes a person who is gullible, without moral direction and inclined to evil.

[b] Proverbs 1:6 Or understanding a proverb, namely, a parable, / and the sayings of the wise, their riddles

[c] Proverbs 1:7 The Hebrew words rendered fool in Proverbs, and often elsewhere in the Old Testament, denote a person who is morally deficient.

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