Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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.’”

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.

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 He considered wisdom and evaluated it;
He established it and examined it.
28 He said to mankind,
“The fear of the Lord is this: wisdom.
And to turn from evil is understanding.”



Cross References

Psalm 111:10

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
all who follow His instructions have good insight.
His praise endures forever.

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the Lord
is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and discipline.

Deuteronomy 4:6

Carefully follow them, for this will show your wisdom and understanding in the eyes of the peoples. When they hear about all these statutes, they will say, ‘This great nation is indeed a wise and understanding people.’

Proverbs 9:10

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

Ecclesiastes 12:13

When all has been heard, the conclusion of the matter is: fear God and keep His commands, because this is for all humanity.

Proverbs 3:7

Don’t consider yourself to be wise;
fear the Lord and turn away from evil.

Deuteronomy 29:29

The hidden things belong to the Lord our God, but the revealed things belong to us and our children forever, so that we may follow all the words of this law.

Psalm 34:14

Turn away from evil and do what is good;
seek peace and pursue it.

Proverbs 8:4-5

“People, I call out to you;
my cry is to mankind.

Proverbs 8:26-32

before He made the land, the fields,
or the first soil on earth.

Proverbs 13:14

A wise man’s instruction is a fountain of life,
turning people away from the snares of death.

Proverbs 16:17

The highway of the upright avoids evil;
the one who guards his way protects his life.

Isaiah 1:16

“Wash yourselves. Cleanse yourselves.
Remove your evil deeds from My sight.
Stop doing evil.

2 Timothy 2:19

Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, having this inscription:

The Lord knows those who are His, and
Everyone who names the name of the Lord
must turn away from unrighteousness.

James 3:13-17

Who is wise and has understanding among you? He should show his works by good conduct with wisdom’s gentleness.

1 Peter 3:11

and he must turn away from evil
and do what is good.
He must seek peace and pursue it,

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