The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;
 To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;
 To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;
 To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
 Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the people renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near together to judgment.
 Who raised up the righteous man from the east, called him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and made him rule over kings? he gave them as the dust to his sword, and as driven stubble to his bow.
 He pursued them, and passed safely; even by the way that he had not gone with his feet.
 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.
 And the gospel must first be published among all nations.
 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.
 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.
 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.