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

  • Geraldine cole
    Everything about Jesus Is owsome! There is no one like him but His Father God .and The Holy Ghost he is a Gentleman study yiur bible to get to No them they are all One Amen
  • JP
    Hi Sheila. I very much feel like you, that there is so much to scripture it's difficult to know where to begin! However I think putting aside time for Holy Bible study is most worthwhile and you're doing exactly the right thing. I'd like to recommend you start with any of the four gospel books and perhaps a part of the OT that's fairly easy going, like Ecclesiates for example. May God bless you!
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    A true believer obeys out of "Fear of the Lord." Without the Fear of the Lord there is no love.
    Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, also found in the book of Psalms. If you do not have Fear of the Lord, you have no Godly wisdom. God is wisdom.
  • Veegee
    I read the statements and I would like to add a little clarity to some. God does want His children to fear Him. in a manner that you are aware of His power. However, He wants His children to obey out of love. Proverb gives us steps to take that leads to sound wisdom from on High. Veegee
  • Glenda Fay Rhames
    God is a God that wants us to love Him and not fear Him.Just like man's law you must obey. With disobedience comes consequences.God want us to love and obey him.That was the reason God came in the form of man, Jesus Christ to give us an example that we can see and feel. I don't fear God but I do fear getting on His bad side.I don't fear the police either. Bad side not for me. My Father is for me!
  • RTM girl
    Our God is a holy God-Consuming fire-Creator of all things-He killeth and Maketh alive- The First and the last-Provider-Great King! Shall we not fear before him? Knowing his statues and commandments we ought to fear enough to do them. For those who don't wish to learn of God and his statutes refuse wisdom and love simplicity. In their time of trouble they are w/o comfort and remedy!

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