Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

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

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 discipline.

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] fear of the Lord [that is, worshiping Him and regarding Him as truly awesome] is the beginning and the preeminent part of knowledge [its starting point and its essence];
But arrogant fools despise [skillful and godly] wisdom and instruction and self-discipline.

Darby Translation

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

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.

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!

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 get the sense of wise sayings and secrets, and of the words of the wise and their dark sayings. 7 The fear of the Lord is the start of knowledge: but the foolish have no use for wisdom and teaching. 8 My son, give ear to the training of your father, and do not give up the teaching of your mother:



Cross References

Job 28:28

And he said to man, Truly the fear of the Lord is wisdom, and to keep from evil is the way to knowledge.

Proverbs 9:10

The fear of the Lord is the start of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One gives a wise mind

Ecclesiastes 12:13

This is the last word. All has been said. Have fear of God and keep his laws; because this is right for every man.

Proverbs 15:33

The fear of the Lord is the teaching of wisdom; and a low opinion of oneself goes before honour.

Psalm 111:10-1

The fear of the Lord is the best part of wisdom: all those who keep his laws are wise: his praise is eternal.

Proverbs 1:22

How long, you simple ones, will foolish things be dear to you? and pride a delight to the haters of authority? how long will the foolish go on hating knowledge?

Proverbs 1:29-30

For they were haters of knowledge, and did not give their hearts to the fear of the Lord:

Proverbs 5:12-13

And you will say, How was teaching hated by me, and my heart put no value on training;

Proverbs 15:5

A foolish man puts no value on his father's training; but he who has respect for teaching has good sense.

Proverbs 18:2

A foolish man has no pleasure in good sense, but only to let what is in his heart come to light.

John 3:18-21

The man who has faith in him does not come up to be judged; but he who has no faith in him has been judged even now, because he has no faith in the name of the only Son of God.

Romans 1:28

And because they had not the mind to keep God in their knowledge, God gave them up to an evil mind, to do those things which are not right;

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