New Living Translation
Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
King James Bible
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Darby Bible Translation
The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge: 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!
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:7 The fear - Reverence and obedience to God. Beginning - The foundation without which all other knowledge is vain. Fools - That is, wicked men, are so far from attaining true wisdom, that they despise it, and all the means of getting it.
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"I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out My hand, and no man regarded."--Prov. i. 24. "There standeth One among you, whom ye know not."--John i. 26. C. P. C. tr., Emma Frances Bevan, 1899 Why dost Thou pass unheeded, Treading with piercèd feet The halls of the kingly palace, The busy street? Oh marvellous in Thy beauty, Crowned with the light of God, Why fall they not down to worship Where Thou has trod? Why are Thy hands extended Beseeching whilst men pass by With their empty …
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Obey them completely, and you will display your wisdom and intelligence among the surrounding nations. When they hear all these decrees, they will exclaim, 'How wise and prudent are the people of this great nation!'
And this is what he says to all humanity: The fear of the Lord is true wisdom; to forsake evil is real understanding.'"
Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true wisdom. All who obey his commandments will grow in wisdom. Praise him forever!
Then you will understand what it means to fear the LORD, and you will gain knowledge of God.
You will say, "How I hated discipline! If only I had not ignored all the warnings!
Fear of the LORD is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment.
If you reject discipline, you only harm yourself; but if you listen to correction, you grow in understanding.
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