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.
Solomon revealed why he wrote these proverbs. In brief, they provide practical wisdom for the living and management of life. People will receive the kind of instruction that provides know-how, they may learn to perceive the words of understanding, to discern between what is good and evil, profitable and worthless, helpful and harmful, and what is wise, righteous, proper, and honorable. Wise people will grow wiser by heeding these proverbs, and an individual of understanding will learn how to guide themselves and to advise others as well. The book is designed to enable a person to understand a proverb and the lesson which often lies beneath the surface. It will help them to grasp the meaning of wise sayings and the hidden truths contained in them.