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Proverbs 1:6

    Proverbs 1:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    To understand a proverb, and a figure, The words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    To get the sense of wise sayings and secrets, and of the words of the wise and their dark sayings.

    Webster's Revision

    To understand a proverb, and a figure, The words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

    World English Bible

    to understand a proverb, and parables, the words and riddles of the wise.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    To understand a proverb, and a figure; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

    Definitions for Proverbs 1:6

    Proverb - A dark or puzzling saying.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 1:6

    Dark sayings - חידת chidoth, enigmas or riddles, in which the Asiatics abounded. I believe parables, such as those delivered by our Lord, nearly express the meaning of the original.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 1:6

    The book has yet a further scope; these proverbs are to form a habit of mind. To gain through them the power of entering into the deeper meaning of other proverbs, is the end kept in view. Compare Matthew 13.

    The rendering "interpretation" spoils the parallelism of the two clauses, and fails to express the Hebrew. In Habakkuk 2:6, it is rendered "taunting proverb." Here "riddle" or "enigma" would better express the meaning.