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Proverbs 1:3

    Proverbs 1:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    To receive instruction in wise dealing, In righteousness and justice and equity;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    To be trained in the ways of wisdom, in righteousness and judging truly and straight behaviour:

    Webster's Revision

    To receive instruction in wise dealing, In righteousness and justice and equity;

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    To receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness and judgment and equity;

    Definitions for Proverbs 1:3

    Equity - A letter sent.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 1:3

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 1:3

    Wisdom - Not the same word as in Proverbs 1:2; better, perhaps, thoughtfulness.

    Justice - Rather, righteousness. The word in the Hebrew includes the ideas of truth and beneficence as well as "justice."

    Judgment - The teaching of the Proverbs is to lead us to pass a right sentence upon human actions, whether our own or another's.

    Equity - In the Hebrew (see the margin) the plural is used, and expresses the many varying forms and phases of the one pervading principle.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 1:3

    1:3 To receive - Willing to receive the counsels of others. Such as makes men wise and prudent, and to teach just judgments or equity.