1:1 Mishle Sh'lomo (שׁלמה) Ben David, melekh Yisra'el:
1:2 To know chokmah (wisdom) and musar (discipline); to discern (perceive) the sayings of understanding;
1:3 To receive the musar (discipline) of chokmah, tzedek, and mishpat (judgment), and equity;
1:4 To give prudence to the naive (simple), to the young man knowledge and discretion.
1:5 A wise [man] will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain to wise counsels:
1:6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
1:7 The fear of YHVH (יהוה) [is] the beginning of knowledge: [but] fools despise chokmah and instruction.
1:8 Beni (my son):
Hear the musar (discipline) of your father, and forsake not the torat (instruction) of your mother:
1:9 For they [shall be] an ornament of grace to your head, and chains about your neck.
1:10 Beni (my son):
if sinners entice you, consent you not.
1:11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:
1:12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
1:13 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:
1:14 Cast in your lot among us; let us all have one purse:
1:15 Beni (my son):
Walk not you in the way with them; refrain your foot from their path:
1:16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.
1:17 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.
1:18 And they lay wait for their [own] blood; they lurk privily for their [own] lives.
1:19 So [are] the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; [which] takes away the life of the owners thereof.
1:20 Chokmah (wisdom) cries without; she utters her voice in the streets:
1:21 She cries in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she utters her words, [saying],
1:22 How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
1:23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit to you, I will make known my words to you.
1:24 Because I have called, and you refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
1:25 But you have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
1:26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear comes;
1:27 When your fear comes as desolation, and your destruction comes as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish comes upon you.
1:28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
1:29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of YHVH (יהוה):
1:30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
1:31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
1:32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
1:33 But whoso listens to me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
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Melekh Shlomo Ben David - he wrote three books in the various stage of his life:-
The Proverbs of Shlomo Ben David, Melekh Yisrael - 1:1-9:18 (1:1)
The Proverbs of Shlomo (10:1) - 10:1-22:16
The Words of the Sages (22:17 emended) - 22:17-24:22
These also are by the Sages (24:23) - 24:23-24
These too are proverbs of Shlomo, which the men of Melekh Hetzekiyah of Yehudah copied (25:1)
Appendices - 30:1-31:31
The words of Agur Ben Yakeh - 30:1-14
Numercial epigrams - 30:15-33
The Words of Lemuel (למוּאל) - 31:1-9
The Women of Strength - 31:10-31
It is give a course of instruction in wisdom, preparation for life, and the ways of life in Hashem's kingdom. The words " the fear of YHVH is the beginning of knowledge (1:7) set the record straight, this is the foundation on which all other wise sayings stand. It is the Sefer Mishlei (Proverbs) central idea: Fear of YHVH motivates us to obey Hashem's mitzvot and obedience to them constitute true wisdom.
Some Mishlei verses cross- reference in Brit Hadashah scriptures
Mishlei 3:4 - Romaios 12:17, 2 Korintos 8:21
Mishlei 3:11 - Ephesios 6:4
Mishlei 3:11-12 - Hebrews 12:5-6>
Mishlei 3:12 - Revelations 3:19
Mishlei 3:34 - Yaakov 4:6; 1 Kefa 5:5<
Mishlei 4:-26 - Hebrews 12:13>
Mishlei 7:3 - 2 Korintos 3:3
Mishlei 10:12 Yaakov 5:20; 1 Kefa 4:8
Mishlei 24:12 Romaios 2:6; 2 Timotheos 4:14; Revelation 2:23; 20;12-13
Mishlei 25:21-22 Romaios 12:20