Proverbs 1:1-6 Reading the Passage

Three Reasons to Enroll in the School of Solomon – Proverbs 1:1-6

1 The proverbs of Solomon, the son of David, king of Israel: so that the reader (2) may know wisdom and understanding; may appreciate sound teaching;* (3) may receive instruction in wise behavior, namely, in righteousness and justice and equity; (4) so that the naïve may receive prudence; so that the young man may gain knowledge and discretion; (5) so that the wise man may listen and learn more; so that the man who possess understanding may acquire the ability to comprehend deep teaching, (6) namely, the ability to understand a proverb and a parable, the sayings and the riddles spoken by the wise.

*Literally, “to discern the words of understanding”

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Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.