“To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.”
King James Version (KJV)
1:4 Simple - Such as want wisdom. Young man - Who wants both experience and self - government.
1:5 Will hear - Is willing to learn. Attain to - The art of governing himself or others.
1:7 The fear - Reverence and obedience to God. Beginning - The foundation without which all other knowledge is vain. Fools - That is, wicked men, are so far from attaining true wisdom, that they despise it, and all the means of getting it.
1:8 My son - He speaks to his scholars with paternal authority and affection. Of thy mother - Those pious instructions, which thy mother instilled into thee in thy tender years.