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Proverbs regarding apprenticeship, coaching, cultivation, development of knowledge, education, enlightenment, erudition, guidance, instruction, learning, nurture, pedagogy, preparation, rearing, schooling, study, teaching, training, tutoring

  1. To learn wisdom and moral instruction, and to discern wise counsel.

    Prov. 1:2 (read whole chapter)

  2. My child, if you receive my words, and store up my commands within you,
    by making your ear attentive to wisdom, and by turning your heart to understanding,
    indeed, if you call out for discernment - raise your voice for understanding -
    if you seek it like silver, and search for it like hidden treasure,
    then you will understand how to fear the LORD, and you will discover knowledge about God.
    For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.
    He stores up effective counsel for the upright, and is like a shield for those who live with integrity,

    Prov. 2:1-7 (read whole chapter)

  3. Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding.
    Acknowledge him in all your ways, and he will make your paths straight.
    Do not be wise in your own estimation; fear the LORD and turn away from evil.

    Prov. 3:5-7 (read whole chapter)

  4. Listen, children, to a father's instruction, and pay attention so that you may gain discernment.
    Because I give you good instruction, do not forsake my teaching.

    Prov. 4:1-2 (read whole chapter)

  5. Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; protect it, because it is your life.

    Prov. 4:13 (read whole chapter)

  6. My child, be attentive to my wisdom, pay close attention to my understanding,

    Prov. 5:1 (read whole chapter)

  7. Bind them on your forearm; write them on the tablet of your heart.

    Prov. 7:3 (read whole chapter)

  8. The one who loves discipline loves knowledge, but the one who hates reproof is stupid.

    Prov. 12:1 (read whole chapter)

  9. Every shrewd person acts with knowledge, but a fool displays his folly.

    Prov. 13:16 (read whole chapter)

  10. The scorner seeks wisdom but finds none, but understanding is easy for a discerning person.

    Prov. 14:6 (read whole chapter)

  11. The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but not so the heart of fools.

    Prov. 15:7 (read whole chapter)

  12. The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of fools feeds on folly.

    Prov. 15:14 (read whole chapter)

  13. The heart of the righteous considers how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.
    The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
    A bright look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the body.
    The person who hears the reproof that leads to life is at home among the wise.
    The one who refuses correction despises himself, but whoever hears reproof acquires understanding.

    Prov. 15:28-32 (read whole chapter)

  14. One who has isolated himself seeks his own desires; he rejects all sound judgment.

    Prov. 18:1 (read whole chapter)

  15. If you stop listening to instruction, my child, you will stray from the words of knowledge.

    Prov. 19:27 (read whole chapter)

  16. Acquire truth and do not sell it - wisdom, and discipline, and understanding.

    Prov. 23:23 (read whole chapter)


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