Proverbs 1:5
Parallel Verses
New International Version
let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance--

New Living Translation
Let the wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser. Let those with understanding receive guidance

English Standard Version
Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance,

New American Standard Bible
A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,

King James Bible
A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
a wise man will listen and increase his learning, and a discerning man will obtain guidance--

International Standard Version
Let the wise listen and increase their learning; let the person of understanding receive guidance

NET Bible
(Let the wise also hear and gain instruction, and let the discerning acquire guidance!)

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A wise man will listen and will add to his wisdom and the intelligent will gain leadership

GOD'S WORD® Translation
a wise person will listen and continue to learn, and an understanding person will gain direction-

JPS Tanakh 1917
That the wise man may hear, and increase in learning, And the man of understanding may attain unto wise counsels;

New American Standard 1977
A wise man will hear and increase in learning,
            And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,

Jubilee Bible 2000
If the wise will hear them, doctrine shall increase, and the man of understanding shall acquire wise counsel:

King James 2000 Bible
A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:

American King James Version
A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain to wise counsels:

American Standard Version
That the wise man may hear, and increase in learning; And that the man of understanding may attain unto sound counsels:

Douay-Rheims Bible
A wise man shall hear and shall be wiser: and he that understandeth, shall possess governments.

Darby Bible Translation
He that is wise will hear, and will increase learning; and the intelligent will gain wise counsels:

English Revised Version
That the wise man may hear, and increase in learning; and that the man of understanding may attain unto sound counsels:

Webster's Bible Translation
A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain to wise counsels:

World English Bible
that the wise man may hear, and increase in learning; that the man of understanding may attain to sound counsel:

Young's Literal Translation
(The wise doth hear and increaseth learning, And the intelligent doth obtain counsels.)
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:1-6 The lessons here given are plain, and likely to benefit those who feel their own ignorance, and their need to be taught. If young people take heed to their ways, according to Solomon's Proverbs, they will gain knowledge and discretion. Solomon speaks of the most important points of truth, and a greater than Solomon is here. Christ speaks by his word and by his Spirit. Christ is the Word and the Wisdom of God, and he is made to us wisdom.
Study Bible
The Beginning of Knowledge
4To give prudence to the naive, To the youth knowledge and discretion, 5A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel, 6To understand a proverb and a figure, The words of the wise and their riddles.…
Cross References
Proverbs 9:9
Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser, Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning.

Proverbs 14:6
A scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none, But knowledge is easy to one who has understanding.

Ecclesiastes 9:11
I again saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift and the battle is not to the warriors, and neither is bread to the wise nor wealth to the discerning nor favor to men of ability; for time and chance overtake them all.
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A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain to wise counsels:

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Proverbs 12:1 Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge: but he that hates reproof is brutish.

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1 Corinthians 10:15 I speak as to wise men; judge you what I say.

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