Parallel Verses

Amplified

But to man He said, Behold, the reverential and worshipful fear of the Lord -- "that is Wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

New American Standard Bible

"And to man He said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; And to depart from evil is understanding.'"

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

He said to mankind,
“The fear of the Lord is this: wisdom.
And to turn from evil is understanding.”

International Standard Version

He has commanded mankind: "To fear the Lord that is wisdom; to move away from evil that is understanding.'"

A Conservative Version

And to man he said, Behold, the fear of LORD, that is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding.

American Standard Version

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

Bible in Basic English

And he said to man, Truly the fear of the Lord is wisdom, and to keep from evil is the way to knowledge.

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

And he will say to man, Behold, the fear of Jehovah, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

And to the human beings he said, 'Look, the fear of the Lord [is] wisdom, and to depart from evil [is] understanding.'"

Modern King James verseion

And to man He said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom! And to depart from evil is understanding!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And unto man he said, 'Behold, to fear the LORD is wisdom: and to forsake evil, is understanding.'"

NET Bible

And he said to mankind, 'The fear of the Lord -- that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.'"

New Heart English Bible

To man he said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom. To depart from evil is understanding.'"

The Emphasized Bible

And said to the son of earth, Lo! the reverence of the Lord, that, is wisdom, and, to avoid evil, is understanding.

Webster

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

World English Bible

To man he said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom. To depart from evil is understanding.'"

Youngs Literal Translation

And He saith to man: -- 'Lo, fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, And to turn from evil is understanding.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

he said

Usage: 0

Behold, the fear
יראה 
Yir'ah 
Usage: 45

of the Lord
אדני 
'Adonay 
Usage: 438

חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

and to depart
שׂוּר סוּר 
Cuwr 
Usage: 301

References

Hastings

Job

Morish

Context Readings

Job's Discourse On Wisdom

27 Then He saw [Wisdom] and declared it; He established it, yes, and searched it out [for His own use, and He alone possesses it]. 28 But to man He said, Behold, the reverential and worshipful fear of the Lord -- "that is Wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.



Cross References

Psalm 111:10

The reverent fear and worship of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom and skill [the preceding and the first essential, the prerequisite and the alphabet]; a good understanding, wisdom, and meaning have all those who do [the will of the Lord]. Their praise of Him endures forever.

Proverbs 1:7

The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning and the principal and choice part of knowledge [its starting point and its essence]; but fools despise skillful and godly Wisdom, instruction, and discipline.

Deuteronomy 4:6

So keep them and do them, for that is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.

Proverbs 9:10

The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning (the chief and choice part) of Wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight and understanding.

Ecclesiastes 12:13

All has been heard; the end of the matter is: Fear God [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is] and keep His commandments, for this is the whole of man [the full, original purpose of his creation, the object of God's providence, the root of character, the foundation of all happiness, the adjustment to all inharmonious circumstances and conditions under the sun] and the whole [duty] for every man.

Proverbs 3:7

Be not wise in your own eyes; reverently fear and worship the Lord and turn [entirely] away from evil.

Deuteronomy 29:29

The secret things belong unto the Lord our God, but the things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all of the words of this law.

Psalm 34:14

Depart from evil and do good; seek, inquire for, and crave peace and pursue (go after) it!

Proverbs 8:4-5

To you, O men, I call, and my voice is directed to the sons of men.

Proverbs 8:26-32

While as yet He had not made the land or the fields or the first of the dust of the earth.

Proverbs 13:14

The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, that one may avoid the snares of death.

Proverbs 16:17

The highway of the upright turns aside from evil; he who guards his way preserves his life.

Isaiah 1:16

Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes! Cease to do evil,

2 Timothy 2:19

But the firm foundation of (laid by) God stands, sure and unshaken, bearing this seal (inscription): The Lord knows those who are His, and, Let everyone who names [himself by] the name of the Lord give up all iniquity and stand aloof from it.

James 3:13-17

Who is there among you who is wise and intelligent? Then let him by his noble living show forth his [good] works with the [unobtrusive] humility [which is the proper attribute] of true wisdom.

1 Peter 3:11

Let him turn away from wickedness and shun it, and let him do right. Let him search for peace (harmony; undisturbedness from fears, agitating passions, and moral conflicts) and seek it eagerly. [Do not merely desire peaceful relations with God, with your fellowmen, and with yourself, but pursue, go after them!]

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