Proverbs 1:7

Introduction to the Theme of the Book

1:7 Fearing the Lord is the beginning of moral knowledge,

but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 15:5

15:5 A fool rejects his father’s discipline,

but whoever heeds reproof shows good sense.

Proverbs 20:3

20:3 It is an honor for a person to cease from strife,

but every fool quarrels.

Proverbs 27:22

27:22 If you should pound the fool in the mortar

among the grain with the pestle,

his foolishness would not depart from him.