VIN(i) 1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:" 2 These proverbs are for gaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insight; 3 To receive the discipline of wisdom, justice, and right, and equity; 4 for giving prudence to the naïve, knowledge and discretion to the young. 5 Let the wise listen and increase their learning; let the person of understanding receive guidance 6 to understand a proverb, and parables, the words and riddles of the wise. 7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. 8 My son, listen to your father's instruction, and do not forsake your mother's teaching: 9 for they will be a garland to grace your head, and chains around your neck. 10 My son, if sinners entice you, do not comply with them;" 11 If they say: 'Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood, let us lurk for the innocent without cause; 12 Let's swallow them alive like Sheol, and whole like those who go down into the pit. 13 We'll find all valuable wealth. We'll fill our houses with plunder. 14 Throw in your lot with us. We'll all have one purse." 15 My son, do not go along with them, and keep your feet away from their paths! 16 for their feet run to evil. They hurry to shed blood. 17 Look, it is useless to spread a net in full view of all the birds, 18 but these people lie in wait for their own blood. They ambush only themselves. 19 Such is the way of all those who seek illicit gain it takes away the lives of those who possess it. 20 Wisdom calls aloud in the street. She utters her voice in the public squares. 21 At the corner of noisy streets she calleth, at the entrances of gates; in the city she sayeth her speeches: 22 "How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? How long will mockers delight themselves in mockery, and fools hate knowledge? 23 May you turn to my argument! Behold, I shall pour out my spirit upon you; I will make my words known to you. 24 Because your ears were shut to my voice; no one gave attention to my out-stretched hand; 25 because you neglected all my advice and did not want my correction, 26 I also will laugh at your disaster. I will mock when calamity overtakes you, 27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when your disaster comes on like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come on you. 28 Then they will call on me, but I will not answer. They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me; 29 Since they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD, 30 Consented not to my counsel, disdained all my rebuke, 31 Therefore they will eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with the fruit of their own schemes. 32 for the waywardness of the simple ones will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them. 33 But whoever listens to me will dwell securely, and will be at ease, without fear of harm."