For knowing wisdom and instruction, For understanding sayings of intelligence,
Proverbs 1:2 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
To know wisdom - That is, this is the design of parabolical writing in general; and the particular aim of the present work.
This and the two following verses contain the interpretation of the term parable, and the author's design in the whole book. The first verse is the title, and the next three verses are an explanation of the nature and design of this very important tract.
Wisdom - חכמה chochmah may mean here, and in every other part of this book, not only that Divine science by which we are enabled to discover the best end, and pursue it by the most proper means; but also the whole of that heavenly teaching that shows us both ourselves and God, directs us into all truth, and forms the whole of true religion.
And instruction - מוסר musar, the teaching that discovers all its parts, to understand, to comprehend the words or doctrines which should be comprehended, in order that we may become wise to salvation.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Proverbs 4:5-7 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth...
Proverbs 7:4 Say to wisdom, You are my sister; and call understanding your kinswoman:
Proverbs 8:5 O you simple, understand wisdom: and, you fools, be you of an understanding heart.
Proverbs 16:16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!
Proverbs 17:16 Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he has no heart to it?
Deuteronomy 4:5,6 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me...
1 Kings 3:9-12 Give therefore your servant an understanding heart to judge your people, that I may discern between good and bad...
2 Timothy 3:15-17 And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures...
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