Proverbs 1:29
New International Version
since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD.

New Living Translation
For they hated knowledge and chose not to fear the LORD.

English Standard Version
Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD,

Berean Study Bible
For they hated knowledge and chose not to fear the LORD.

King James Bible
For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:

New King James Version
Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the LORD,

New American Standard Bible
Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the LORD.

NASB 1995
Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the LORD.

NASB 1977
Because they hated knowledge, And did not choose the fear of the LORD.

Amplified Bible
Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the LORD [that is, obeying Him with reverence and awe-filled respect],

Christian Standard Bible
Because they hated knowledge, didn’t choose to fear the LORD,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Because they hated knowledge, didn't choose to fear the LORD,

American Standard Version
For that they hated knowledge, And did not choose the fear of Jehovah:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because they hated knowledge and they did not choose the worship of LORD JEHOVAH.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For they hated wisdom, and did not choose the word of the Lord:

Contemporary English Version
No, you would not learn, and you refused to respect the LORD.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because they have hated instruction and received not the fear of the Lord,

English Revised Version
For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:

Good News Translation
You have never had any use for knowledge and have always refused to obey the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD.

International Standard Version
"Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD;

JPS Tanakh 1917
For that they hated knowledge, And did not choose the fear of the LORD;

Literal Standard Version
Because that they have hated knowledge, "" And have not chosen the fear of YHWH.

NET Bible
Because they hated moral knowledge, and did not choose to fear the LORD,

New Heart English Bible
because they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD.

World English Bible
because they hated knowledge, and didn't choose the fear of Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
Because that they have hated knowledge, And the fear of Jehovah have not chosen.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Wisdom Calls Aloud
28Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; they will earnestly seek me, but will not find me. 29 For they hated knowledge and chose not to fear the LORD. 30They accepted none of my counsel; they despised all my reproof.…

Cross References
Job 21:14
Yet they say to God: 'Leave us alone! For we have no desire to know Your ways.

Proverbs 1:22
"How long, O simple ones, will you love your simple ways? How long will scoffers delight in their scorn and fools hate knowledge?


Treasury of Scripture

For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:

that

Proverbs 1:22
How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 5:12
And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

Proverbs 6:23
For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

not

Luke 10:42
But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

Hebrews 11:25
Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;









Verses 29 and 30 belong to ver. 28, and are not the antecedent clauses to ver. 31, as Zochler remarks. They recapitulate the charges already made against the sinners in vers. 22 and 25, and now set them forth as the ground or reason why Wisdom, on her part, turns a deaf ear to their entreatries. Wisdom will disregard the n because they have previously disregatded her. The connection is denoted in the LXX. by γὰρ, for the Hebrew takbath ki, equivalent to "because," and in the Authorized Version by the punctuation. Did not choose the fear of the Lord. The verb "to choose" (בָּחַר, bakhar) combines in itself the meanings of eligere and diligere (Fleischer), and therefore signifies here not only choice of, but also the fuller sense of love for, the fear of the Lord. They despised; i.e. rejected the reproof with scorn or derision, sneered or turned up their noses at it (μυκτηρίζειν, LXX.), disparaged it (detrahere, Vulgate), or, more strongly, as Gejerus says, execrated it. Their rejection of reproof is stigmatized in stronger terms than in ver. 25.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

they hated
שָׂ֣נְאוּ (śā·nə·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 8130: To hate

knowledge
דָ֑עַת (ḏā·‘aṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1847: Knowledge

and chose
בָחָֽרוּ׃ (ḇā·ḥā·rū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 977: To try, select

not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

to fear
וְיִרְאַ֥ת (wə·yir·’aṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 3374: Fear, reverence

the LORD.
יְ֝הֹוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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