Proverbs 9:10
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New International Version
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

New Living Translation
Fear of the LORD is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment.

English Standard Version
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.

New American Standard Bible
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

King James Bible
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

International Standard Version
The fear of the LORD is where wisdom begins, and knowing holiness demonstrates understanding.

NET Bible
The beginning of wisdom is to fear the LORD, and acknowledging the Holy One is understanding.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The beginning of wisdom is the awe of Lord Jehovah and the knowledge of the Righteous Ones is understanding;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. The knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the All-holy is understanding.

New American Standard 1977
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,
            And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

King James 2000 Bible
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

American King James Version
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

American Standard Version
The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom; And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is prudence.

Darby Bible Translation
The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom; and the knowledge of the Holy is intelligence.

English Revised Version
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

Webster's Bible Translation
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

World English Bible
The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of wisdom. The knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

Young's Literal Translation
The commencement of wisdom is the fear of Jehovah, And a knowledge of the Holy Ones is understanding.
Study Bible
The Way of Wisdom
9Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser, Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning. 10The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. 11For by me your days will be multiplied, And years of life will be added to you.…
Word Study

The fear
yir'ah  (yir-aw')
fear (also used as infinitive); morally, reverence -- dreadful, exceedingly, fear(-fulness).

of the LORD
Yhovah  (yeh-ho-vaw')
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God -- Jehovah, the Lord.

is the beginning
tchillah  (tekh-il-law')
a commencement; rel. original (adverb, -ly) -- begin(-ning), first (time).

of wisdom
chokmah  (khok-maw')
wisdom (in a good sense) -- skilful, wisdom, wisely, wit.

and the knowledge
da`ath  (dah'-ath)
knowledge -- cunning, (ig-)norantly, know(-ledge), (un-)awares (wittingly).

of the holy
qadowsh  (kaw-doshe')
sacred (ceremonially or morally); (as noun) God (by eminence), an angel, a saint, a sanctuary -- holy (One), saint.

is understanding
biynah  (bee-naw')
understanding -- knowledge, meaning, perfectly, understanding, wisdom.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
9:1-12 Christ has prepared ordinances to which his people are admitted, and by which nourishment is given here to those that believe in him, as well as mansions in heaven hereafter. The ministers of the gospel go forth to invite the guests. The call is general, and shuts out none that do not shut out themselves. Our Saviour came, not to call the righteous, but sinners; not the wise in their own eyes, who say they see. We must keep from the company and foolish pleasures of the ungodly, or we never can enjoy the pleasures of a holy life. It is vain to seek the company of wicked men in the hope of doing them good; we are far more likely to be corrupted by them. It is not enough to forsake the foolish, we must join those that walk in wisdom. There is no true wisdom but in the way of religion, no true life but in the end of that way. Here is the happiness of those that embrace it. A man cannot be profitable to God; it is for our own good. Observe the shame and ruin of those who slight it. God is not the Author of sin: and Satan can only tempt, he cannot force. Thou shalt bear the loss of that which thou scornest: it will add to thy condemnation.
Cross References
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 1:7
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 30:3
Neither have I learned wisdom, Nor do I have the knowledge of the Holy One.
Treasury of Scripture

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

the fear

Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise …

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 …

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

the knowledge

Proverbs 2:5 Then shall you understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

Proverbs 30:3 I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy.

1 Chronicles 28:9 And you, Solomon my son, know you the God of your father, and serve …

Matthew 11:27 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knows the …

John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true …

1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and has given us an understanding, …

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