Parallel Verses

King James Version

And unto man he said, Behold, the 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.’”

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.

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 Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out. 28 And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.



Cross References

Psalm 111:10

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.

Proverbs 1:7

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

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.

Proverbs 9:10

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

Ecclesiastes 12:13

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

Proverbs 3:7

Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

Deuteronomy 29:29

The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.

Psalm 34:14

Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

Proverbs 8:4-5

Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.

Proverbs 8:26-32

While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.

Proverbs 13:14

The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

Proverbs 16:17

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.

Isaiah 1:16

Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;

2 Timothy 2:19

Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

James 3:13-17

Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.

1 Peter 3:11

Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.

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