New International Version
for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise.
King James Bible
To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
Darby Bible Translation
to understand a proverb and an allegory, the words of the wise and their enigmas.
World English Bible
to understand a proverb, and parables, the words and riddles of the wise.
Young's Literal Translation
For understanding a proverb and its sweetness, Words of the wise and their acute sayings.
Proverbs 1:6 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Dark sayings - חידת chidoth, enigmas or riddles, in which the Asiatics abounded. I believe parables, such as those delivered by our Lord, nearly express the meaning of the original.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryA Young Man's Best Counsellor
'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 subtilty 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 unto wise counsels: 6. To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. 7. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
A Preface to the Reader.
How the Obstinate and the Fickle are to be Admonished.
How Christ is the Way in General, "I am the Way. "
With him I speak face to face, clearly and not in riddles; he sees the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?"
I will turn my ear to a proverb; with the harp I will expound my riddle:
I will open my mouth with a parable; I will utter hidden things, things from of old--
These also are sayings of the wise: To show partiality in judging is not good:
The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails--given by one shepherd.
"In the latter part of their reign, when rebels have become completely wicked, a fierce-looking king, a master of intrigue, will arise.
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