Proverbs 1
Using the King James Bible

The introduction to the book of Proverbs, this chapter gives the benefits of the whole book. The format is introduced in this chapter as proverbs, which are similar to parables, riddles, and dark sayings.  As Gill says:

It was usual with the ancients in all countries, when any truth was found, and established by experience, to wrap it up in a few apt words, with or without a figure; that it might be the better understood and more easily retained, and which were always venerable and greatly attended to: and of this kind are these proverbs; only with this difference, that these are of divine inspiration, and the others not.

The words in the puzzle are taken directly from the Bible.