Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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.

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 for understanding a proverb or a parable,
the words of the wise, and their riddles.
7 The fear of the Lord
is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and discipline.
8 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction,
and don’t reject your mother’s teaching,



Cross References

Job 28:28

He said to mankind,
“The fear of the Lord is this: wisdom.
And to turn 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

When all has been heard, the conclusion of the matter is: fear God and keep His commands, because this is for all humanity.

Proverbs 15:33

The fear of the Lord is what wisdom teaches,
and humility comes before honor.

Psalm 111:10-1

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
all who follow His instructions have good insight.
His praise endures forever.

Proverbs 1:22

“How long, foolish ones, will you love ignorance?
How long will you mockers enjoy mocking
and you fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 1:29-30

Because they hated knowledge,
didn’t choose to fear the Lord,

Proverbs 5:12-13

and you will say, “How I hated discipline,
and how my heart despised correction.

Proverbs 15:5

A fool despises his father’s discipline,
but a person who accepts correction is sensible.

Proverbs 18:2

A fool does not delight in understanding,
but only wants to show off his opinions.

John 3:18-21

Anyone who believes in Him is not condemned, but anyone who does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the One and Only Son of God.

Romans 1:28

And because they did not think it worthwhile to acknowledge God, God delivered them over to a worthless mind to do what is morally wrong.

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