And wise man shall hear and increase in learning, and a man of [a]understanding shall attain unto wise counsels,

To understand a parable, and the interpretation, the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

(A)The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

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  1. Proverbs 1:5 As he showeth that these parables containing the effect of religion as touching manners and doctrine, do appertain to the simple people: so doth he declare that the same is also necessary for them that are wise and learned.