Therefore whoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man, which built his house on a rock:
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
And also all that generation were gathered to their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel.
Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is your life.
Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished to all good works.
Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially they who labor in the word and doctrine.
For the scripture said, You shall not muzzle the ox that treads out the corn. And, The laborer is worthy of his reward.
My son, hear the instruction of your father, and forsake not the law of your mother:
For they shall be an ornament of grace to your head, and chains about your neck.
20 My son, keep your father' commandment, and forsake not the law of your mother:
21 Bind them continually on your heart, and tie them about your neck.
22 When you go, it shall lead you; when you sleep, it shall keep you; and when you wake, it shall talk with you.
23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
For whatever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
1 Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:
3 Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us.
4 We will not hide them from their children, showing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he has done.
23 Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
24 Put away from you a fraudulent mouth, and perverse lips put far from you.
25 Let your eyes look right on, and let your eyelids look straight before you.
26 Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established.
27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove your foot from evil.
The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase to more ungodliness.
And their word will eat as does a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
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 subtlety 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 to wise counsels:
6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
5 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.
6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve you: love her, and she shall keep you.
7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all your getting get understanding.
8 Exalt her, and she shall promote you: she shall bring you to honor, when you do embrace her.
5 And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.
6 And these words, which I command you this day, shall be in your heart:
7 And you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up.
Whoever transgresses, and stays not in the doctrine of Christ, has not God. He that stays in the doctrine of Christ, he has both the Father and the Son.
14 Now about the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.
15 And the Jews marveled, saying, How knows this man letters, having never learned?
16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
18 He that speaks of himself seeks his own glory: but he that seeks his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.