Proverbs 1:29
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New International Version
since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD.

New Living Translation
For they hated knowledge and chose not to fear the LORD.

English Standard Version
Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD,

New American Standard Bible
Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the LORD.

King James Bible
For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Because they hated knowledge, didn't choose to fear the LORD,

International Standard Version
"Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD;

NET Bible
Because they hated moral knowledge, and did not choose to fear the LORD,

New Heart English Bible
because they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because they hated knowledge and they did not choose the worship of Lord Jehovah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For that they hated knowledge, And did not choose the fear of the LORD;

New American Standard 1977
Because they hated knowledge,
            And did not choose the fear of the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD:

King James 2000 Bible
Because they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:

American King James Version
For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:

American Standard Version
For that they hated knowledge, And did not choose the fear of Jehovah:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because they have hated instruction and received not the fear of the Lord,

Darby Bible Translation
Because they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of Jehovah;

English Revised Version
For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:

Webster's Bible Translation
For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:

World English Bible
because they hated knowledge, and didn't choose the fear of Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
Because that they have hated knowledge, And the fear of Jehovah have not chosen.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:20-33 Solomon, having showed how dangerous it is to hearken to the temptations of Satan, here declares how dangerous it is not to hearken to the calls of God. Christ himself is Wisdom, is Wisdoms. Three sorts of persons are here called by Him: 1. Simple ones. Sinners are fond of their simple notions of good and evil, their simple prejudices against the ways of God, and flatter themselves in their wickedness. 2. Scorners. Proud, jovial people, that make a jest of every thing. Scoffers at religion, that run down every thing sacred and serious. 3. Fools. Those are the worst of fools that hate to be taught, and have a rooted dislike to serious godliness. The precept is plain; Turn you at my reproof. We do not make a right use of reproofs, if we do not turn from evil to that which is good. The promises are very encouraging. Men cannot turn by any power of their own; but God answers, Behold, I will pour out my Spirit unto you. Special grace is needful to sincere conversion. But that grace shall never be denied to any who seek it. The love of Christ, and the promises mingled with his reproofs, surely should have the attention of every one. It may well be asked, how long men mean to proceed in such a perilous path, when the uncertainty of life and the consequences of dying without Christ are considered? Now sinners live at ease, and set sorrow at defiance; but their calamity will come. Now God is ready to hear their prayers; but then they shall cry in vain. Are we yet despisers of wisdom? Let us hearken diligently, and obey the Lord Jesus, that we may enjoy peace of conscience and confidence in God; be free from evil, in life, in death, and for ever.
Study Bible
Wisdom Calls Aloud
28"Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently but they will not find me, 29Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the LORD. 30"They would not accept my counsel, They spurned all my reproof.…
Cross References
Job 21:14
"They say to God, 'Depart from us! We do not even desire the knowledge of Your ways.

Proverbs 1:22
"How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded? And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing And fools hate knowledge?
Treasury of Scripture

For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:

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Proverbs 1:22 How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? and the scorners …

Proverbs 5:12 And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

Proverbs 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs …

Job 21:14,15 Therefore they say to God, Depart from us; for we desire not the …

Psalm 50:16,17 But to the wicked God said, What have you to do to declare my statutes, …

Isaiah 27:11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the …

Isaiah 30:9-12 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will …

John 3:20 For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the …

Acts 7:51-54 You stiff necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always …

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Luke 10:42 But one thing is needful: and Mary has chosen that good part, which …

Hebrews 11:25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than …

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