1These are the proverbs of Solomon, David’s son, king of Israel.2Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline,to help them understand the insights of the wise.3Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives,to help them do what is right, just, and fair.4These proverbs will give insight to the simple,knowledge and discernment to the young.5Let the wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser.Let those with understanding receive guidance6by exploring the meaning in these proverbs and parables,the words of the wise and their riddles.

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