Every one therefore which heareth these words of mine, and doeth them, shall be likened unto a wise man, which built his house upon the rock:
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the work which he had wrought for Israel.
Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.
Enter not into the path of the wicked, and walk not in the way of evil men.
Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness:
that the man of God may be complete, furnished completely unto every good work.
Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially those who labour in the word and in teaching.
For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his hire.
My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
For they shall be a chaplet of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
20 My son, keep the commandment of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
21 Bind them continually upon thine heart, tie them about thy neck.
22 When thou walkest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall watch over thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.
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 with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts unto God.
For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that through patience and through comfort of the scriptures we 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, telling to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wondrous works that he hath done.
23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
24 Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.
25 Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.
26 Make level the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.
27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.
The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
But shun profane babblings: for they will proceed further in ungodliness,
and their word will eat as doth a gangrene: 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 discern the words of understanding;
3 To receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness and judgment and equity;
4 To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion:
5 That the wise man may hear, and increase in learning; and that the man of understanding may attain unto sound counsels:
6 To understand a proverb, and a figure; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but the foolish 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 thee; love her, and she shall keep thee.
7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: yea, with all thou hast gotten get understanding.
8 Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.
5 and thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be upon thine heart:
7 and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Whosoever goeth onward and abideth not in the teaching of Christ, hath not God: he that abideth in the teaching, the same hath both the Father and the Son.
14 But when it was now the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.
15 The Jews therefore marveled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?
16 Jesus therefore answered them, and said, My teaching is not mine, but his that sent me.
17 If any man willeth to do his will, he shall know of the teaching, whether it be of God, or whether I speak from myself.
18 He that speaketh from himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh the glory of him that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.