New International Version
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and 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.
Darby Bible Translation
The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom; and the knowledge of the Holy is intelligence.
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The fear of the Lord - See on Proverbs 1:7 (note). The knowledge of the holy; קדשים kedoshim, of the holy ones: Sanctorum, of the saints - Vulgate. boulh agiwn, the counsel of the holy persons.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Temple of Wisdom
(Preached at Wellington College, All Saints' Day, 1866.) PROVERBS ix. 1-5. Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars: she hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table. She hath sent forth her maidens; she crieth upon the highest places of the city, Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and to him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled. This allegory has been …
Charles Kingsley—Discipline and Other Sermons
To Pastors and Teachers
And he said to the human race, "The fear of the Lord--that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding."
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
I have not learned wisdom, nor have I attained to the knowledge of the Holy One.
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