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- Proverbs 1:4
KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT
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“To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.”
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Proverbs 1:4 Translation & Meaning
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|KJV Verse ||Original Hebrew ||Meaning/ Definition |
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|“To give” ||לָתֵ֣ת ||To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) || give |
|“subtilty” ||עָרְמָ֑ה ||Trickery; or (in a good sense) discretion ||subtilty |
|“to the simple,” ||לִפְתָאיִ֣ם ||Silly (i.e., seducible) || simple |
|“to the young man” ||לְ֝נַ֗עַר ||(concretely) a boy (as active), from the age of infancy to adolescence; by implication, a servant; also (by interch. of sex), a girl (of similar latitude in age) || young man |
|“knowledge” ||דַּ֣עַת ||Knowledge ||knowledge |
|“and discretion.” ||וּמְזִמָּֽה׃ ||A plan, usually evil (machination), sometimes good (sagacity) || discretion |
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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:
6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
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