Proverbs 1:3
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New International Version
for receiving instruction in prudent behavior, doing what is right and just and fair;

King James Bible
To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;

Darby Bible Translation
to receive the instruction of wisdom, righteousness and judgment, and equity;

World English Bible
to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity;

Young's Literal Translation
For receiving the instruction of wisdom, Righteousness, judgment, and uprightness,

Proverbs 1:3 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

To receive the instruction - השכל haskel, the deliberately weighing of the points contained in the teaching, so as to find out their importance.

Equity - משרים mesharim, rectitude. The pupil is to receive wisdom and instruction, the words of wisdom and understanding, justice and judgment, so perfectly as to excel in all. Wisdom itself, personified, is his teacher; and when God's wisdom teaches, there is no delay in learning.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

receive

Proverbs 2:1,9 My son, if you will receive my words, and hide my commandments with you...

Proverbs 8:10,11 Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold...

Job 22:22 Receive, I pray you, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in your heart.

equity

1 Kings 3:28 And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king...

Library
A Young Man's Best Counsellor
'The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; 2. To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; 3. To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; 4. To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion, 5. A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: 6. To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. 7.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

A Preface to the Reader.
The Sum of the Preface. 1-8. Objections before and since the author's death made against the publishing of this doctrine. 9-10. The first objection: Because the knowledge and practice of it belongs to few: answered. 11-15. A second objection, viz. Because suspicion may be given to Catholics of pretending to new illuminations, prejudicial to the doctrine of faith and rules of life established in the Church: answered largely, and the contrary demonstrated. 16-20. What illuminations are here meant,
Ven. F. Augustine Baker—Holy Wisdom: or, Directions for the Prayer of Contemplation

How the Obstinate and the Fickle are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 19.) Differently to be admonished are the obstinate and the fickle. The former are to be told that they think more of themselves than they are, and therefore do not acquiesce in the counsels of others: but the latter are to be given to understand that they undervalue and disregard themselves too much, and so are turned aside from their own judgment in successive moments of time. Those are to be told that, unless they esteemed themselves better than the rest of men, they would by no
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

How Christ is the Way in General, "I am the Way. "
We come now to speak more particularly to the words; and, first, Of his being a way. Our design being to point at the way of use-making of Christ in all our necessities, straits, and difficulties which are in our way to heaven; and particularly to point out the way how believers should make use of Christ in all their particular exigencies; and so live by faith in him, walk in him, grow up in him, advance and march forward toward glory in him. It will not be amiss to speak of this fulness of Christ
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life

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