Parallel Verses

NET Bible

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

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.'"

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 assessed its value; he established it and examined it closely. 28 And he said to mankind, 'The fear of the Lord -- that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.'"



Cross References

Psalm 111:10

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.

Proverbs 1:7

Fearing the Lord is the beginning of moral knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Deuteronomy 4:6

So be sure to do them, because this will testify of your wise understanding to the people who will learn of all these statutes and say, "Indeed, this great nation is a very wise people."

Proverbs 9:10

The beginning of wisdom is to fear the Lord, and acknowledging the Holy One is understanding.

Ecclesiastes 12:13

Having heard everything, I have reached this conclusion: Fear God and keep his commandments, because this is the whole duty of man.

Proverbs 3:7

Do not be wise in your own estimation; fear the Lord and turn away from evil.

Deuteronomy 29:29

Secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those that are revealed belong to us and our descendants forever, so that we might obey all the words of this law.

Psalm 34:14

Turn away from evil and do what is right! Strive for peace and promote it!

Proverbs 8:4-5

"To you, O people, I call out, and my voice calls to all mankind.

Proverbs 8:26-32

before he made the earth and its fields, or the beginning of the dust of the world.

Proverbs 13:14

Instruction from the wise is like a life-giving fountain, to turn a person from deadly snares.

Proverbs 16:17

The highway of the upright is to turn away from evil; the one who guards his way safeguards his life.

Isaiah 1:16

Wash! Cleanse yourselves! Remove your sinful deeds from my sight. Stop sinning!

2 Timothy 2:19

However, God's solid foundation remains standing, bearing this seal: "The Lord knows those who are his," and "Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from evil."

James 3:13-17

Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct he should show his works done in the gentleness that wisdom brings.

1 Peter 3:11

And he must turn away from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it.

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