1:5 That the wise man may hear, and increase in learning; And that the man of understanding may attain unto sound counsels:
1:7 The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge; `But' the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.
1:11 If they say, Come with us, Let us lay wait for blood; Let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause;
1:19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; It taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
1:21 She crieth in the chief place of concourse; At the entrance of the gates, In the city, she uttereth her words:
1:22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? And scoffers delight them in scoffing, And fools hate knowledge?
1:23 Turn you at my reproof: Behold, I will pour out my spirit upon you; I will make known my words unto you.
1:24 Because I have called, and ye have refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man hath regarded;
1:27 When your fear cometh as a storm, And your calamity cometh on as a whirlwind; When distress and anguish come upon you.
1:28 Then will they call upon me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they shall not find me:
1:32 For the backsliding of the simple shall slay them, And the careless ease of fools shall destroy them.