Proverbs 1:4
to impart prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young--
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Proverbs 1:22, 23
"How long, O simple ones, will you love simplicity? How long will scoffers delight in their scorn and fools hate knowledge? . . .

Proverbs 8:5
O you simple, learn to be shrewd, and you foolish, gain understanding.

Proverbs 9:4-6
"Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!" To him who lacks judgment she says: . . .

Psalm 19:7
The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is trustworthy, making wise the simple.

Psalm 119:130
The unfolding of Your words gives light; it informs the simple.

Isaiah 35:8
And there will be a highway called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not travel it, only those who walk in that Way--and fools will not stray onto it.

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Proverbs 7:7-24
I saw among the simple, I noticed among the youths, a young man lacking judgment, . . .

Proverbs 8:17, 32
I love those who love me, and those who seek me early shall find me. . . .

Psalm 34:11
Come, children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Psalm 119:9
How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to Your word.

Ecclesiastes 11:9, 10
Rejoice, O young man, while you are young, and let your heart be glad in the days of your youth. Walk in the ways of your heart and in the sight of your eyes, but know that for all these things God will bring you to judgment. . . .

Ecclesiastes 12:1
Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of adversity come, and the years approach of which you will say, "I find no pleasure in them, "

2 Timothy 2:22
Flee from youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Titus 2:6
In the same way, urge the younger men to be self-controlled.


Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
To give prudence to the naive, To the youth knowledge and discretion,

King James Bible
To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for teaching shrewdness to the inexperienced, knowledge and discretion to a young man--

International Standard Version
for giving prudence to the na�ve, and knowledge and discretion to the young.

NET Bible
To impart shrewdness to the morally naive, and a discerning plan to the young person.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
To give children cunning and to boys knowledge and intelligence.
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