Job 28:28
Good News Translation
God said to us humans, "To be wise, you must have reverence for the Lord. To understand, you must turn from evil."

Contemporary English Version
God told us, "Wisdom means that you respect me, the Lord, and turn from sin."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to man: Behold the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom: and to depart from evil, is understanding.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And he said to man: Behold the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom: and to depart from evil, is understanding.

unto man

Deuteronomy 29:29 Secret things to the Lord our God: things that are manifest, to us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.

Proverbs 8:4,5,26-32 O little ones understand subtlety, and ye unwise, take notice. . . .

fear

Deuteronomy 4:6 And you shall observe, and fulfil them in practice. For this is your wisdom, and understanding in the sight of nations, that hearing all these precepts, they may say: Behold a wise and understanding people, a great nation.

Psalm 111:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. A good understanding to all that do it: his praise continueth for ever and ever.

Proverbs 1:7 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

Proverbs 9:10 For by me shall thy days be multiplied, and years of life shall be added to thee.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 Let us all hear together the conclusion of the discourse. Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is all man:

James 3:13-17 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge, among you? Let him shew, by a good contestation, his work in the meekness of wisdom. . . .

to depart

Psalm 34:14 Turn away from evil and do good: seek after peace and pursue it.

Proverbs 3:7 For it shall be health to thy navel, and moistening to thy bones.

Proverbs 13:14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, that he may decline from the ruin of death.

Proverbs 16:17 The path of the just departeth from evils: he that keepeth his soul keepeth his way.

Isaiah 1:16 Wash yourselves, be clean, take away the evil of your devices from my eyes, cease to do perversely,

2 Timothy 2:19 But the sure foundation of God standeth firm, having this seal: the Lord knoweth who are his; and let every one depart from iniquity who nameth the name of the Lord.

1 Peter 3:11 Let him decline from evil and do good: Let him seek after peace and pursue it:

Context
Where Can Wisdom Be Found?
27Then he saw it, and declared, and prepared, and searched it. 28And he said to man: Behold the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom: and to depart from evil, is understanding.
Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:6
And you shall observe, and fulfil them in practice. For this is your wisdom, and understanding in the sight of nations, that hearing all these precepts, they may say: Behold a wise and understanding people, a great nation.

1 Kings 18:3
And Achab called Abdias the governor of his house: now Abdias feared the Lord very much.

Job 1:1
There was a man in the land of Hus, whose name was Job, and that man was simple and upright, and fearing God, and avoiding evil.

Job 28:12
But where is wisdom to be found, and where is the place of understanding?

Job 28:20
Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?

Job 28:27
Then he saw it, and declared, and prepared, and searched it.

Psalm 111:10
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. A good understanding to all that do it: his praise continueth for ever and ever.

Proverbs 1:7
My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

Proverbs 3:7
For it shall be health to thy navel, and moistening to thy bones.

Proverbs 9:10
For by me shall thy days be multiplied, and years of life shall be added to thee.

Proverbs 14:16
A wise man feareth, and declineth from evil: the fool leapeth over, and is confident.

Ecclesiastes 12:13
Let us all hear together the conclusion of the discourse. Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is all man:

Additional Translations
And He said to man, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.’”And to man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; And to depart from evil is understanding.

And he said to man, Behold, godliness is wisdom: and to abstain from evil is understanding.

And unto man he said, Lo, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

And to man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

To man he said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom. To depart from evil is understanding.'"

And He saith to man: -- 'Lo, fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, And to turn from evil is understanding.'
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