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That the wise man may hear, and increase in learning;
And that the man of understanding may attain unto sound counsels:
To understand a proverb, and [a]a figure,
The words of the wise, and their [b]dark sayings.

The fear of Jehovah is the [c]beginning of knowledge;
But the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.

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  1. Proverbs 1:6 Or, an interpretation
  2. Proverbs 1:6 Or, riddles
  3. Proverbs 1:7 Or, chief part