Blessed is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the gain thereof is better than the gain of silver, and her revenue than fine gold.
3:13-14, Darby's English Translation
The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
1:1-4, King James Version
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
1:7, King James Version
My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
1:10, King James Version
Such is the fate of everyone who goes in search of profit; it takes away the life of its owners.
1:19, Bible in Basic English
How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
So follow the way of good people
And stay on the paths of the righteous,
For only the upright will reside in the earth,
And the blameless will remain in it.
As for the wicked, they will be cut off from the earth,
And the treacherous will be torn away from it.
2:20-22, New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures
Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart.
3:3, King James Version
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
3:5, New International Version
Be not wise in thine own eyes.
3:7, King James Version
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
3:13-15, King James Version
Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.
It is not for kings, O Lemuel-- not for kings to drink wine, not for rulers to crave beer, lest they drink and forget what the law decrees, and deprive all the oppressed of their rights. Give beer to those who are perishing, wine to those who are in anguish; let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more.
31:4-7, New International Version
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.
31:8-9, New International Version
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
31:10, King James Version
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.