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Proverbs 1:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— To understand a proverb, and a figure, The words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— To understand a proverb and a figure, The words of the wise and their riddles.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— to understand a proverb and an allegory, the words of the wise and their enigmas.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— By gaining discernment of proverb, and satire, the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For understanding a proverb and its sweetness, Words of the wise and their acute sayings.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He shall understand a parable and the interpretation, the words of the wise, and their mysterious sayings.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— To vnderstand a prouerbe, and the interpretation; the wordes of the wise, and their darke sayings.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— and will understand a parable, and a dark speech; the saying of the wise also, and riddles.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
To understand 995
{0995} Prime
A primitive root; to separate mentally (or distinguish), that is, (generally) understand.
<8687> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 1162
a proverb, 4912
{4912} Prime
Apparently from H4910 in some original sense of superiority in mental action; properly a pithy maxim, usually of a metaphorical nature; hence a simile (as an adage, poem, discourse).
and the interpretation; 4426
{4426} Prime
From H3887; an aphorism; also a satire.
the words 1697
{1697} Prime
From H1696; a word; by implication a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially a cause.
of the wise, 2450
{2450} Prime
From H2449; wise, (that is, intelligent, skilful or artful).
and their dark sayings. 2420
{2420} Prime
From H2330; a puzzle; hence a trick, conundrum, sententious maxim.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 1:5-6.

Proverbs 1:6

_ _ To understand — so as to ... such will be the result.

_ _ interpretation — (Compare Margin).

_ _ words of the wise — (Compare Proverbs 1:2).

_ _ dark sayings — (Compare Psalms 49:4; John 16:25; and see on Introduction, Part I).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 1:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
a proverb:

Matthew 13:10-17 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? ... For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous [men] have desired to see [those things] which ye see, and have not seen [them]; and to hear [those things] which ye hear, and have not heard [them].
Matthew 13:51-52 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord. ... Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe [which is] instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man [that is] an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure [things] new and old.
Mark 4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all [these] things are done in parables:
Mark 4:34 But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.
Acts 8:30-31 And Philip ran thither to [him], and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? ... And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.

the interpretation:
or, an eloquent speech.

the words:

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


Psalms 49:4 I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.
Psalms 78:2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:
Matthew 13:34-35 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: ... That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
Hebrews 5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, [even] those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
2 Peter 3:16 As also in all [his] epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as [they do] also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
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Ps 49:4; 78:2. Ec 12:11. Mt 13:10, 34, 51. Mk 4:11, 34. Ac 8:30. He 5:14. 2P 3:16.

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