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1:1 icapshe Prouerbes of Solomon the sonne of Dauid, King of Israel,  
1:2 To knowe wisedome and instruction, to perceiue the words of vnderstanding,  
1:3 To receiue the instruction of wisdome, iustice, and iudgement & equitie, Margin Note
1:4 To giue subtiltie to the simple, to the yong man knowledge and discretion. Margin Note
1:5 A wise man wil heare, and wil increase learning: and a man of vnderstanding shall attaine vnto wise counsels:  
1:6 To vnderstand a prouerbe, and the interpretation; the wordes of the wise, and their darke sayings. Margin Note
1:7 The feare of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fooles despise wisedome and instruction. Margin Note
1:8 My sonne, heare the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother.  
1:9 For they shall be an ornament of grace vnto thy head, and chaines about thy necke. Margin Note
1:10 My sonne, if sinners entise thee, consent thou not.  
1:11 If they say, Come with vs, let vs lay wait for blood, let vs lurke priuily for the innocent without cause:  
1:12 Let vs swallow them vp aliue, as the graue, and whole, as those that goe downe into the pit:  
1:13 Wee shall finde all precious substance, wee shall fill our houses with spoile:  
1:14 Cast in thy lot among vs, let vs all haue one purse:  
1:15 My sonne, walke not thou in the way with them; refraine thy foot from their path:  
1:16 For their feete runne to euil, and make haste to shed blood.  
1:17 Surely in vaine the net is spread in the sight of any bird. Margin Note
1:18 And they lay wait for their owne blood, they lurke priuily for their owne liues.  
1:19 So are the waies of euery one that is greedie of gaine: which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.  
1:20 Wisedome crieth without, she vttereth her voice in the streets: Margin Note
1:21 Shee crieth in the chiefe place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she vttereth her words, saying,  
1:22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye loue simplicitie? And the scorners delight in their scorning, and fooles hate knowledge?  
1:23 Turne you at my reproofe: behold, I will powre out my spirit vnto you, I will make knowen my wordes vnto you.  
1:24 Because I haue called, and yee refused, I haue stretched out my hand, and no man regarded:  
1:25 But ye haue set at nought all my counsell, & would none of my reproofe:  
1:26 I also will laugh at your calamitie, I wil mocke when your feare commeth.  
1:27 When your feare commeth as desolation, and your destruction commeth as a whirlewinde; when distresse and anguish commeth vpon you:  
1:28 Then shall they call vpon mee, but I will not answere; they shall seeke me early, but they shall not finde me:  
1:29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the feare of the Lord.  
1:30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproofe.  
1:31 Therefore shall they eate of the fruite of their owne way, and be filled with their owne deuices.  
1:32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fooles shall destroy them. Margin Note
1:33 But who so hearkneth vnto mee, shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from feare of euill.