Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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 looked at wisdom, and fixed it in place; he established it, and also examined it. 28 He has commanded mankind: "To fear the Lord that is wisdom; to move away from evil that is understanding.'"



Cross References

Psalm 111:10

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

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.

Deuteronomy 4:6

Observe them carefully, because this will show your wisdom and discernment in the eyes of people who'll listen to all these decrees. Then they'll say: "Surely this great nation is a wise and discerning people.'

Proverbs 9:10

The fear of the LORD is where wisdom begins, and knowing holiness demonstrates understanding.

Ecclesiastes 12:13

Let the conclusion of all of these thoughts be heard: Fear God and obey his commandments, for this is what it means to be human.

Proverbs 3:7

Do not be wise in your own opinion. Fear the LORD and turn away from evil.

Deuteronomy 29:29

"The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but what has been revealed belongs to us and to our children forever, so that we might observe the words of this Law."

Psalm 34:14

Avoid evil and do good! Seek peace and pursue it!

Proverbs 8:4-5

"I'm calling to you, men! What I have to say pertains to all mankind!

Proverbs 8:26-32

Even though he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the world's first grains of dust,

Proverbs 13:14

What the wise have to teach is a fountain of life and causes someone to avoid the snares of death.

Proverbs 16:17

The road of the upright circumvents evil, and whoever watches how he lives preserves his life.

Isaiah 1:16

"Wash yourselves, and make yourselves clean; remove your evil behavior from my presence; stop practicing what is evil.

2 Timothy 2:19

However, God's solid foundation still stands. It has this inscription on it: "The Lord knows those who belong to him," and "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord must turn away from evil."

James 3:13-17

Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his noble conduct that his actions are done humbly and wisely.

1 Peter 3:11

He must turn away from evil and do good. He must seek peace and pursue it.

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