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Proverbs 1:5

    Proverbs 1:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    (The wise man, hearing, will get greater learning, and the acts of the man of good sense will be wisely guided:)

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 1:5

    A wise man wilt hear - I shall not only give such instructions as may be suitable to the youthful and inexperienced, but also to those who have much knowledge and understanding. So said St. Paul: We speak wisdom among them that are perfect. This and the following verse are connected in the old MS. and in Coverdale: "By hearyinge the wyse man shall come by more wysdome; and by experience he shall be more apte to understonde a parable and the interpretation thereof; the wordes of the wyse and the darke speaches of the same."

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 1:5

    But it is not for the young only that he writes. The "man of understanding" may gain "wise counsels," literally, the power to "steer" his course rightly on the dangerous seas of life. This "steersmanship," it may be noted, is a word almost unique to Proverbs (compare "counsel" in Proverbs 11:14; Proverbs 12:5; Proverbs 24:6).

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 1:5

    1:5 Will hear - Is willing to learn. Attain to - The art of governing himself or others.