Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

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.

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.

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.

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 By gaining discernment of proverb, and satire, the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. 7 The reverence of Yahweh, is the beginning of knowledge, Wisdom and correction, the foolish have despised. 8 Hear, my son, the correction of thy father, and do not reject the instruction of thy mother;



Cross References

Job 28:28

And said to the son of earth, Lo! the reverence of the Lord, that, is wisdom, and, to avoid evil, is understanding.

Proverbs 9:10

The beginning of wisdom, is the reverence of Yahweh, and, the knowledge of the Holy, is understanding;

Ecclesiastes 12:13

The conclusion of the matter - the whole, let us hear, - Towards God, be reverent, and, his commandments, observe, for, this, concerneth all mankind.

Proverbs 15:33

The reverence of Yahweh, is the correction of wisdom, and, before honour, is humility.

Psalm 111:10-1

The beginning of wisdom, is the reverence of Yahweh, Good discretion, have all that do them, His praise, endureth for aye.

Proverbs 1:22

How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and, scoffers, in scoffing, delight them? and, dullards, hate knowledge?

Proverbs 1:29-30

Because they hated knowledge, and, the reverence of Yahweh, did not choose;

Proverbs 5:12-13

And thou shalt say - How I hated correction! and, reproof, my heart disdained;

Proverbs 15:5

A foolish son , spurneth the correction of his father, but, he that heedeth a reproof, sheweth prudence.

Proverbs 18:2

A dullard, delighteth not, in understanding, in nothing save the exposing of his own heart.

John 3:18-21

He that believeth on him, is not to be judged: he that believeth not, already, hath been judged, - because he hath not believed on the name of the Only Begotten Son of God.

Romans 1:28

And, even as they did not approve to be holding, God, in acknowledgment, God gave them up unto a disapproved mind to be doing the things that are not becoming,

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