To give subtlety to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
Treasury of Scripture
Proverbs 1:22,23 How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge...
Proverbs 8:5 O you simple, understand wisdom: and, you fools, be you of an understanding heart.
Proverbs 9:4-6 Whoever is simple, let him turn in here: as for him that wants understanding, she said to him...
Psalm 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
Psalm 119:130 The entrance of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.
Isaiah 35:8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it...
Proverbs 7:7-24 And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding...
Proverbs 8:17,32 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me...
Psalm 34:11 Come, you children, listen to me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
Psalm 119:9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to your word.
Ecclesiastes 11:9,10 Rejoice, O young man, in your youth; and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth, and walk in the ways of your heart...
Ecclesiastes 12:1 Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw near, when you shall say...
2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
Titus 2:6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.
ContextThe Beginning of Knowledge
1The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; 2To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; 3To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; 4To give subtlety to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. 5A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain to wise counsels: 6To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. 7The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
To give prudence to the simple, To the young man knowledge and discretion:
To give subtilty to little ones, to the young man knowledge and understanding.
Darby Bible Translation
to give prudence to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
King James Bible
To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
Young's Literal Translation
For giving to simple ones -- prudence, To a youth -- knowledge and discretion.