let the wise listen and add to their learning,(A)
    and let the discerning get guidance—

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The fear of the Lord(A) is the beginning of knowledge,
    but fools[a] despise wisdom(B) and instruction.(C)

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Footnotes

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

15 The way of fools seems right to them,(A)
    but the wise listen to advice.(B)

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10 Where there is strife, there is pride,
    but wisdom is found in those who take advice.(A)

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The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none,
    but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.(A)

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31 Whoever heeds life-giving correction
    will be at home among the wise.(A)

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25 Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence;
    rebuke the discerning,(A) and they will gain knowledge.(B)

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