Solomon, the wisest king of all, recognized that true wisdom humbly looks to God. Are you wise?

BibleGateway: Proverbs 1:1-7

ESV Text: Proverbs 1:1-7

Proverbs 1:1–7 (Listen)

The Beginning of Knowledge

1:1 The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:


  To know wisdom and instruction,
    to understand words of insight,
  to receive instruction in wise dealing,
    in righteousness, justice, and equity;
  to give prudence to the simple,
    knowledge and discretion to the youth—
  Let the wise hear and increase in learning,
    and the one who understands obtain guidance,
  to understand a proverb and a saying,
    the words of the wise and their riddles.


  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;
    fools despise wisdom and instruction.

(ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 1

     1 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; 2 To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; 3 To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; 4 To give subtlety to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. 5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: 6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

     7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 355:
Thou Art the Way; To Thee Alone

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Thou art the Way; to Thee alone 
From sin and death we flee; 
And he who would the Father seek 
Must seek Him, Lord, by Thee. 

2. Thou art the Truth; Thy Word alone 
True wisdom can impart; 
Thou only canst inform the mind 
And purify the heart. 

3. Thou art the Life; the rending tomb 
Proclaims Thy conquering arm; 
And those who put their trust in Thee 
Nor death nor hell shall harm. 

4. Thou art the Way, the Truth, the Life; 
Grant us that Way to know, 
That Truth to keep, that Life to win, 
Whose joys eternal flow. 


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