Proverbs 1:7
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New International Version
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

New Living Translation
Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.

English Standard Version
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

New American Standard Bible
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

King James Bible
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and discipline.

International Standard Version
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.

NET Bible
Fearing the LORD is the beginning of moral knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The chief wisdom is the awe of Lord Jehovah, but the evil despise knowledge and instruction.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge. Stubborn fools despise wisdom and discipline.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; But the foolish despise wisdom and discipline.

New American Standard 1977
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;
            Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and chastening.

King James 2000 Bible
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

American King James Version
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

American Standard Version
The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge; But the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Darby Bible Translation
The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge: fools despise wisdom and instruction.

English Revised Version
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.

Webster's Bible Translation
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

World English Bible
The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of knowledge; but the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.

Young's Literal Translation
Fear of Jehovah is a beginning of knowledge, Wisdom and instruction fools have despised!
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:7-9 Fools are persons who have no true wisdom, who follow their own devices, without regard to reason, or reverence for God. Children are reasonable creatures, and when we tell them what they must do, we must tell them why. But they are corrupt and wilful, therefore with the instruction there is need of a law. Let Divine truths and commands be to us most honourable; let us value them, and then they shall be so to us.
Study Bible
The Beginning of Knowledge
6To understand a proverb and a figure, The words of the wise and their riddles. 7The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction. 8Hear, my son, your father's instruction And do not forsake your mother's teaching;…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:6
"So keep and do them, for that is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes and say, 'Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.'

Job 28:28
"And to man He said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; And to depart from evil is understanding.'"

Psalm 111:10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever.

Proverbs 2:5
Then you will discern the fear of the LORD And discover the knowledge of God.

Proverbs 5:12
And you say, "How I have hated instruction! And my heart spurned reproof!

Proverbs 9:10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

Proverbs 15:32
He who neglects discipline despises himself, But he who listens to reproof acquires understanding.

Proverbs 15:33
The fear of the LORD is the instruction for wisdom, And before honor comes humility.

Proverbs 23:9
Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words.

Ecclesiastes 12:13
The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.
Treasury of Scripture

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

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Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge …

Job 28:28 And to man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; …

Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding …

Psalm 112:1 Praise you the LORD. Blessed is the man that fears the LORD, that …

Ecclesiastes 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep …

beginning

Proverbs 1:22,29,30 How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? and the scorners …

Proverbs 5:12,13 And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof…

Proverbs 15:5 A fool despises his father's instruction: but he that regards reproof …

Proverbs 18:2 A fool has no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.

John 3:18-21 He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not …

Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God …

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