1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:
2 for gaining wisdom and instruction;
for understanding words of insight;
3 for receiving instruction in prudent behavior,
doing what is right and just and fair;
4 for giving prudence to those who are simple,
knowledge and discretion to the young—
5 let the wise listen and add to their learning,
and let the discerning get guidance—
6 for understanding proverbs and parables,
the sayings and riddles of the wise.
7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
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- What are some sayings that we have today that are like proverbs?
- What makes biblical proverbs different from other wise sayings?
- We’re told that proverbs can give us helpful information, instructions on what is right and wrong, and can even guide us in the confusing process of making hard choices. What are some of the benefits that you would like to get from proverbs?
- What does it mean to fear the Lord? Why do you think this is the beginning of wisdom?
- What do fools think and feel that prevent them from gaining wisdom?
- How does Jesus help us understand wisdom?