2 for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight;

Other Translations of Proverbs 1:2

King James Version

2 To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;

English Standard Version

2 To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight,

The Message

2 Written down so we'll know how to live well and right, to understand what life means and where it's going;

New King James Version

2 To know wisdom and instruction, To perceive the words of understanding,

New Living Translation

2 Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline, to help them understand the insights of the wise.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 1:2

Commentary on Proverbs 1:1-6

(Read Proverbs 1:1-6)

The lessons here given are plain, and likely to benefit those who feel their own ignorance, and their need to be taught. If young people take heed to their ways, according to Solomon's Proverbs, they will gain knowledge and discretion. Solomon speaks of the most important points of truth, and a greater than Solomon is here. Christ speaks by his word and by his Spirit. Christ is the Word and the Wisdom of God, and he is made to us wisdom.