5 let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance-

Other Translations of Proverbs 1:5

King James Version

5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:

English Standard Version

5 Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance,

The Message

5 There's something here also for seasoned men and women,

New King James Version

5 A wise man will hear and increase learning, And a man of understanding will attain wise counsel,

New Living Translation

5 Let the wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser. Let those with understanding receive guidance

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 1:5

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.