Proverbs 1:29

“For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the feare of the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the LORD.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For that they hated knowledge, And did not choose the fear of Jehovah:
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

Because they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of Jehovah;
- Darby Bible

For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
- Webster's Bible

because they hated knowledge, and didn't choose the fear of Yahweh.
- World English Bible

Because that they have hated knowledge, And the fear of Jehovah have not chosen.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 1:29


1:29 Knowledge - The practical knowledge of God and of their duty.


Discussion for Proverbs 1

  • SONIA P
    Proverbs 1 teaches us to be obedient to God by reading and meditating on His word in order to gain spiritual knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. When we obey God, it is easy to obey our earthly father. To God be the glory. Amen.
  • Eliiah
    For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold, oppression: for righteousness, but behold a cry. Have ye not read what David did, when he was hungry, and they that were with him: How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the show bread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests? Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath dayS the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath, and are blameless? But they counted our life a pastime, and our time here a market for gain: for, say they, we must be getting every way, though it be by evil means. Hear ye now, O house of David: Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also? Son of man, these are the men that devise mischief, and give wicked counsel in this city: Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the Sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the supply small, and the demand great, and falsifying the prices and scales by deceit? He is a merchant, the scales of deceit are in his hand: he loves to oppress.
  • Peter
    I love this or these proverbs chapter 1; and I read it often at times sometimes.
  • Stella
    It is simple yet profound...anyone can relate and understand God's teachings in Proverbs. My prodigal son in jail and many inmates are reading and studying the Book each chapter for every day of the month...the word is read daily..along with other studies...praise God!
  • Irene123
    To Frances on Pro. ch.1 - I hope you read Acts ch. 2 also )Acts 2:37-38 - :men and brethren, what shall we do? .....................)
  • FRANCES
    I read Proverbs daily It's my life line.

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