PROVERBS 1:3

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Proverbs 1:3 Translation & Meaning

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To receive לָ֭קַחַת To take (in the widest variety of applications) receive
the instruction מוּסַ֣ר Properly, chastisement; figuratively, reproof, warning or instruction; also restraint instruction
of wisdom, הַשְׂכֵּ֑ל To be (causatively, make or act) circumspect and hence, intelligent wisdom
justice, צֶ֥דֶק The right (natural, moral or legal); also (abstractly) equity or (figuratively) prosperity justice
and judgment, וּ֝מִשְׁפָּ֗ט Properly, a verdict (favorable or unfavorable) pronounced judicially, especially a sentence or formal decree (human or (participant's) divine law, individual or collective), including the act, the place, the suit, the crime, and the penalty; abstractly, justice, including a participant's right or privilege (statutory or customary), or even a style judgment
and equity; וּמֵֽשָׁרִֽים׃ Evenness, i.e., (figuratively) prosperity or concord; also straightness, i.e., (figuratively) rectitude (only in plural with singular sense; often adverbially) equity

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  • 1  The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;

  • 2  To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;

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

  • 4  To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.

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




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