1 The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, King of Israel:
2 For the knowledge of wisdom and correction, for discerning the sayings of intelligence;
3 For receiving the correction of prudence, righteousness and justice, and equity;
4 For giving To the simple shrewdness, To the young man, knowledge and discretion.
Even, by his doings, doth a youth make himself known, whether, pure and upright, be his work.
For, thou, art my hope, My Lord, Yahweh, My confidence from my youthful days:
Youths both faint and grow weary, And, young warriorsthey fall, they fall;
But, they who wait for Yahweh, shall renew their strength, They shall mount on strong pinion like eagles,They shall run and not grew weary, They shall walk and not faint.
The younger men, in the same way, exhort thou to be sober-minded:
7 Only be very firm and bold, taking heed to do according to all the law which Moses my servant commanded thee, do not turn aside therefrom, to the right hand or to the left,that thou mayest prosper, whithersoever thou goest.
8 This scroll of the law must not cease out of thy mouth, but thou must talk to thyself therein, day and night, that thou mayest take heed to do according to all that is written therein,for, then, shalt thou make thy way prosperous, and, then, shalt thou have good success.
9 Have I not commanded thee, Be firm and bold, do not start nor be dismayed,for, with thee, is Yahweh thy God, whithersoever thou goest?
Therefore remove thou vexation from thy heart, and put away discomfort from thy flesh,for, youth and dawn, are vanity!
In my heart, have I treasured what thou hast said, to the end I may not sin against thee.
Young men, yea even virgins, elders, and children.
Let them praise the Name of Yahweh, for lofty is his Name alone, His splendour is over earth and heavens.
BETH. Wherewithal can a young man keep pure his way? By taking heed, according to thy word.
As in daytime, becomingly let us walk: not in revellings and in drunken bouts, not in chamberings and in wanton deeds, not in strife and envy;
17 And, as for these four youths, God, gave them, knowledge and skill, in all learning and wisdom,and, Daniel, had discernment, in all visions and dreams.
18 Now, at the end of the days after which the king had given word to bring them in, then did the ruler of the eunuchs bring them in, before Nebuchadnezzar.
19 So then the king, spake with them, and there was not found, from among them all, one like unto Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah,therefore stood they before the king;
Let, no one, despise, thy youth, but, an ensample, become thou of the faithful,in discourse, in behaviour, in love, in faith, in chastity.
Better a boy poor and wise,than a king, old and stupid, who knoweth not how to take warning any longer.
Yet remember thy Creator, in the days of thy vigour,or ever come in, the days of discomfort, and the years arrive, in which thou shalt sayI have, in them, no pleasure;
1 Yet remember thy Creator, in the days of thy vigour,or ever come in, the days of discomfort, and the years arrive, in which thou shalt sayI have, in them, no pleasure;
2 Or ever be darkenedthe sun, and the light, and the moon, and the stars,and the clouds return after a downpour of rain;
3 In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the men of might bow themselves,and the grinders cease because they are few, and they who look through the windows are darkened;
19 Hear, thou, my son, and be wise, and lead forward, in duty, thy heart.
20 Do not be among them who tipple with wine,among them who are gluttons;
21 For, the tippler and the glutton, shall come to poverty, and, rags, shall Slumber put on!
22 Hearken to thy father here, who begat thee, and despise not, when she is old, thy mother.
And it shall come to pass, afterwards, I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters, shall prophesy,your old men, shall dream, dreams, your young men, shall see, visions;
Moreover also, upon the servants and upon the handmaidsin those days, will I pour out my spirit;
1 Ye children, be obedient unto your parents in the Lord , for this is right:
2 Honour thy father and thy mother,which indeed is the first commandment with promise,
3 That it may come to be, well with thee, and thou shalt be long-lived upon the land.
In like manner, ye younger mensubmit yourselves unto elders;All, however, one towards another, gird on humility; because, God, against the haughty, arrayeth himself, whereas, unto the lowly, he giveth favour.
Be made lowly, therefore, under the strong hand of God, that he may lift, you, up in due time,
Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth, and let thy heart gladden thee in the days of thine early manhood, and walk thouin the ways of thine own heart, and in that which is seen by thine own eyes,yet know, that, for all these things, will God bring thee into judgment.
The beauty of young men, is their strength, and, the ornament of old men, a hoary head.
I have written unto you, fathers, because ye understand him who was from the beginning: I have written you, young men, because ye are, strong, and the word of God, within you, abideth, and ye have overcome the wicked one.
Good it is for a man, that he should bear the yoke in his youth.
6 Then said IAh! My Lord Yahweh! Lo! I know not how to speak,For a child, am I!
7 Then said Yahweh unto me, Do not say, A child, am, I,For against whomsoever I send thee, shalt thou go, And whatsoever I command thee, shalt thou speak:
8 Be not afraid of their faces, For with thee, am I, to deliver thee Declareth Yahweh.
11 For, I, know the plans which I am planning for you Declareth Yahweh,Plans of welfare and not of calamity, To give you a future and a hope.
12 So shall ye call upon me,And go and pray unto me,And I will hearken unto you;
13 So shall ye seek me and find, For ye will enquire after me with all your heart;
14 And I will be found of you, Declareth Yahweh, And will turn back your captivity, And will gather you out of all the nations and out of all the places whither I have driven you, Declareth Yahweh, And will bring you back into the place whence I had caused you to be carried away captive:
Ye children, be obedient unto your parents in the Lord , for this is right:
Honour thy father and thy mother,which indeed is the first commandment with promise,