Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

The fear of LORD is the beginning of knowledge. The foolish despise wisdom and instruction.

American Standard Version

The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge; But the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.

Amplified

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.

Bible in Basic English

The fear of the Lord is the start of knowledge: but the foolish have no use for wisdom and teaching.

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge: the foolish despised wisdom and instruction.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

Fear of Yahweh [is the] beginning of knowledge; wisdom and instruction, fools despise.

Modern King James verseion

The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge; but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. But fools despise wisdom and instruction.

NET Bible

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

New Heart English Bible

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; but the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.

New simplified Bible

Respect for Jehovah (YHWH) is the beginning of knowledge (truth) (understanding) (wisdom). Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

The Emphasized Bible

The reverence of Yahweh, is the beginning of knowledge, Wisdom and correction, the foolish have despised.

Webster

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

World English Bible

The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of knowledge; but the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.

Youngs Literal Translation

Fear of Jehovah is a beginning of knowledge, Wisdom and instruction fools have despised!

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יראה 
Yir'ah 
Usage: 45

of the Lord

Usage: 0

is the beginning
ראשׁית 
Re'shiyth 
Usage: 51

דּעת 
Da`ath 
Usage: 91

but fools
אויל 
'eviyl 
Usage: 26

בּוּז 
Buwz 
Usage: 13

חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

Devotionals

Devotionals about Proverbs 1:7

Images Proverbs 1:7

Context Readings

Advice To The Young

6 To understand a proverb and a figure, The words of the wise and their riddles. 7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction. 8 Hear, my son, your father's instruction And do not forsake your mother's teaching;



Cross References

Job 28:28

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

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

The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.

Proverbs 15:33

The fear of the LORD is the instruction for wisdom, And before honor comes humility.

Psalm 111:10-1

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever.

Proverbs 1:22

"How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded? And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing And fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 1:29-30

Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the LORD.

Proverbs 5:12-13

And you say, "How I have hated instruction! And my heart spurned reproof!

Proverbs 15:5

A fool rejects his father's discipline, But he who regards reproof is sensible.

Proverbs 18:2

A fool does not delight in understanding, But only in revealing his own mind.

John 3:18-21

"He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

Romans 1:28

And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper,



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