The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
Cross ReferencesDeuteronomy 4:6
Observe them carefully, for this will show your wisdom and understanding in the sight of the peoples, who shall hear of all these statutes and say, "Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people."
And He said to man, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.'"
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow His precepts have a rich understanding. His praise endures forever!
then you will discern the fear of the LORD and discover the knowledge of God.
and you will say, "How I hated discipline, and my heart despised reproof!
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding.
The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom, and humility comes before honor.
Do not speak to a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of your words.
When all has been heard, the conclusion of the matter is this: Fear God and keep His commandments, because this is the whole duty of man.
Chapter Outline1. The use of the proverbs
7. An exhortation to fear God, and believe his word
10. to avoid the enticing of sinners
20. Wisdom complains of her contempt
24. She threatens her contemners
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