Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

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Bible References


Proverbs 1:7
Fearing the Lord is the beginning of moral knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 8:13
The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; I hate arrogant pride and the evil way and perverse utterances.
Job 28:28
And he said to mankind, 'The fear of the Lord -- that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.'"
Psalm 34:11
Come children! Listen to me! I will teach you what it means to fear the Lord.
Psalm 111:10
To obey the Lord is the fundamental principle for wise living; all who carry out his precepts acquire good moral insight. He will receive praise forever.


Proverbs 18:12
Before destruction the heart of a person is proud, but humility comes before honor.
Proverbs 25:6
Do not honor yourself before the king, and do not stand in the place of great men;
Proverbs 29:23
A person's pride will bring him low, but one who has a lowly spirit will gain honor.
Luke 14:11
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted."
Philippians 2:5
You should have the same attitude toward one another that Christ Jesus had,
James 4:10
Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will exalt you.
1 Peter 5:5
In the same way, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. And all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.

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Matthew 23:12
And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

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