Proverbs 1:6 {7}
Good News Translation
so that they can understand the hidden meanings of proverbs and the problems that the wise raise.

Contemporary English Version
proverbs and sayings, as well as words of wisdom, and all kinds of riddles.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

a proverb

Matthew 13:10-17,51,52 And his disciples came and said to him: Why speakest thou to them in parables? . . .

Mark 4:11,34 And he said to them: To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but to them that are without, all things are done in parables: . . .

Acts 8:30,31 And Philip running thither, heard him reading the prophet Isaias. And he said: Thinkest thou that thou understandest what thou readest? . . .

the interpretation

Ecclesiastes 12:11 The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails deeply fastened in, which by the counsel of masters are given from one shepherd.

dark

Psalm 49:4 I will incline my ear to a parable; I will open my proposition on the psaltery.

Psalm 78:2 I will open my mouth in parables: I will utter propositions from the beginning.

Matthew 13:34,35 All these things Jesus spoke in parables to the multitudes: and without parables he did not speak to them. . . .

Hebrews 5:14 But strong meat is for the perfect: for them who by custom have their senses exercised to the discerning of good and evil.

2 Peter 3:16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are certain things hard to be understood, which the unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, to their own destruction.

Context
The Beginning of Knowledge
5He shall understand a parable and the interpretation, the words of the wise, and their mysterious sayings. 6The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Fools despise wisdom and instruction.7My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:…
Cross References
Numbers 12:8
For I speak to him mouth to mouth: and plainly, and not by riddles and figures doth he see the Lord. Why then were you not afraid to speak ill of my servant Moses?

Psalm 49:4
I will incline my ear to a parable; I will open my proposition on the psaltery.

Psalm 78:2
I will open my mouth in parables: I will utter propositions from the beginning.

Proverbs 24:23
These things also to the wise: It is not good to have respect to persons in judgment.

Ecclesiastes 12:11
The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails deeply fastened in, which by the counsel of masters are given from one shepherd.

Daniel 8:23
And after their reign, when iniquities shall be grown up, there shall arise a king of a shameless face, and understanding dark sentences.

Additional Translations
to understand the proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise.To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

To understand a proverb, and a figure, The words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

and will understand a parable, and a dark speech; the saying of the wise also, and riddles.

to understand a proverb and an allegory, the words of the wise and their enigmas.

To understand a proverb, and a figure; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

to understand a proverb, and parables, the words and riddles of the wise.

For understanding a proverb and its sweetness, Words of the wise and their acute sayings.
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