Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

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 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.

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 To understand a proverb, and an enigma: the words of the wise and their parables. 7 The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge: the foolish despised wisdom and instruction. 8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and thou shalt not reject the law of thy mother:



Cross References

Job 28:28

And he will say to man, Behold, the fear of Jehovah, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Proverbs 9:10

The beginning of wisdom is the fear of Jehovah, and the knowledge of the holy ones is understanding.

Ecclesiastes 12:13

We will hear the end of all the word: Fear thou God, and watch his commands: for this is all man.

Proverbs 15:33

The fear of Jehovah the instruction of wisdom; and before honor humility.

Psalm 111:10-1

The beginning of wisdom is the fear of Jehovah: a good understanding to all doing them: his praise stands forever.

Proverbs 1:22

How long, ye simple, will ye love simplicity? and mockers delight to mock for them, and the foolish hate knowledge?

Proverbs 1:29-30

For that they hated knowledge, and chose not the fear of Jehovah:

Proverbs 5:12-13

And thou saidst, How did I hate instruction, and my heart despise reproofs

Proverbs 15:5

The foolish will deride his father's instruction: and he watching reproof will be crafty.

Proverbs 18:2

The foolish one will not delight in understanding, but in, the disclosings of his heart

John 3:18-21

He believing in him is not judged: and he not believing has been already judged, because he has not believed in the name of the only born Son of God.

Romans 1:28

And as they chose not to have God in knowledge, God delivered them to an adulterated purpose, to do things not fitting;

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