Proverbs 1:1-6

How proverbs help us

1 These are the proverbs of Solomon, David's son, king of Israel.

2 These are proverbs that will make you wise. They will help you to learn things and to understand good teaching. 3 They will help you to understand how to live a good life. They will teach you how to live as a person who is good, honest and fair.

4 They can cause even silly people to become clever. They teach young people what they should know, so that they can live well.

5 Wise people should also listen carefully, so that they learn something new. And people with clever minds can learn to live in a good way.

6 People will learn to understand what proverbs and picture stories mean. They will understand the teaching and clever messages of wise people.