Psalm 111:10
New International Version
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.

New Living Translation
Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true wisdom. All who obey his commandments will grow in wisdom. Praise him forever!

English Standard Version
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!

Berean Standard Bible
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow His precepts gain rich understanding. His praise endures forever!

King James Bible
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.

New King James Version
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever.

New American Standard Bible
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; All those who follow His commandments have a good understanding; His praise endures forever.

NASB 1995
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever.

NASB 1977
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever.

Amplified Bible
The [reverent] fear of the LORD is the beginning (the prerequisite, the absolute essential, the alphabet) of wisdom; A good understanding and a teachable heart are possessed by all those who do the will of the LORD; His praise endures forever.

Christian Standard Bible
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his instructions have good insight. His praise endures forever.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow His instructions have good insight. His praise endures forever.

American Standard Version
The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all they that do his commandments: His praise endureth for ever.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The beginning of wisdom is the awesomeness of LORD JEHOVAH, and his Servants have good understanding; his glory stands to eternity.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and all that act accordingly have a good understanding; his praise endures for ever and ever.

Contemporary English Version
Respect and obey the LORD! This is the first step to wisdom and good sense. God will always be respected.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

Good News Translation
The way to become wise is to honor the LORD; he gives sound judgment to all who obey his commands. He is to be praised forever.

International Standard Version
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; sound understanding belongs to those who practice it. Praise of God endures forever.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all they that do thereafter; His praise endureth for ever.

Literal Standard Version
The fear of YHWH [is] the beginning of wisdom, Good understanding have all doing them, His praise [is] standing forever!

New American Bible
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; prudent are all who practice it. His praise endures forever.

NET Bible
To obey the LORD is the fundamental principle for wise living; all who carry out his precepts acquire good moral insight. He will receive praise forever.

New Revised Standard Version
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever.

New Heart English Bible
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. All those who do his work have a good understanding. His praise endures forever.

World English Bible
The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of wisdom. All those who do his work have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!

Young's Literal Translation
The beginning of wisdom is fear of Jehovah, Good understanding have all doing them, His praise is standing for ever!

Additional Translations ...
Context
Majestic Is His Work
9He has sent redemption to His people; He has ordained His covenant forever; holy and awesome is His name. 10The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow His precepts gain rich understanding. His praise endures forever!

Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:6
Observe them carefully, for this will show your wisdom and understanding in the sight of the peoples, who will hear of all these statutes and say, "Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people."

Deuteronomy 6:2
so that you and your children and grandchildren may fear the LORD your God all the days of your lives by keeping all His statutes and commandments that I give you, and so that your days may be prolonged.

Deuteronomy 14:23
And you are to eat a tenth of your grain, new wine, and oil, and the firstborn of your herds and flocks, in the presence of the LORD your God at the place He will choose as a dwelling for His Name, so that you may learn to fear the LORD your God always.

Job 28:28
And He said to man, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.'"

Psalm 34:11
Come, children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Psalm 104:31
May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in His works.

Psalm 119:98
Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies, for they are always with me.


Treasury of Scripture

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endures for ever.

fear

Job 28:28
And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Proverbs 1:7
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 9:10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

a good understanding.

Psalm 1:3
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

Deuteronomy 4:6
Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.

Joshua 1:7,8
Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest…

do his commandments.

John 13:17
If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.

Revelation 22:14
Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

his praise

Matthew 25:21,23
His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord…

John 5:44
How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?

John 12:43
For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.











(10) A good understanding . . .--Better, a good estimation have all they that do them. The parallelism here, as the context of Proverbs 3:4, decides for this rendering against that of the margin, "a good success." Not only is piety the beginning of wisdom, but righteousness wins good esteem. For by his praise we must certainly understand the praise of the good man.

Verse 10. - The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (comp. Proverbs 1:7; Proverbs 9:10; Ecclus. 1:16; and also Job 28:28). The meaning seems to be that "the beginning of wisdom is not found in keen insight, nor wide experience, nor the learn-hag of the schools, but in the temper of reverence and awe. The fear of the finite in the presence of the Infinite, of the sinful in the presence of the Holy, self-abhorring, adoring, as in Job's confession - this for the Israelite was the starting-point of all true wisdom" (Dean Plumptre). A good under standing have all they that do his commandments; literally, that do them; but the "commandments" of ver. 7 are, no doubt, intended. His praise endureth forever. The praise "of him," not "of it," as in the Prayer-book Version. As he had begun (ver. 1), so the psalmist ends, with Jehovah's praise.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The fear
יִרְאַ֬ת (yir·’aṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 3374: Fear, reverence

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

is the beginning
רֵ֘אשִׁ֤ית (rê·šîṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 7225: The first, in place, time, order, rank

of wisdom;
חָכְמָ֨ה ׀ (ḥāḵ·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2451: Wisdom

all
לְכָל־ (lə·ḵāl)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

who follow [His precepts]
עֹשֵׂיהֶ֑ם (‘ō·śê·hem)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6213: To do, make

have a rich
ט֭וֹב (ṭō·wḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

understanding.
שֵׂ֣כֶל (śê·ḵel)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7922: Intelligence, success

His praise
תְּ֝הִלָּת֗וֹ (tə·hil·lā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 8416: Praise, song of praise

endures
עֹמֶ֥דֶת (‘ō·me·ḏeṯ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations

forever!
לָעַֽד׃ (lā·‘aḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5703: A, terminus, duration, advance, perpetuity


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