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Proverbs 1:7

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The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.


- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of Proverbs 1:7

The feare of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fooles despise wisedome and instruction.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge; `But' the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The fear of the Lord is the start of knowledge: but the foolish have no use for wisdom and teaching.
- Basic English Bible

The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge: fools despise wisdom and instruction.
- Darby Bible

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
- Webster's Bible

The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of knowledge; but the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.
- World English Bible

Fear of Jehovah [is] a beginning of knowledge, Wisdom and instruction fools have despised!
- Youngs Literal Bible

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; but the foolish despise wisdom and discipline.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

 

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 1:7

1:7 The fear - Reverence and obedience to God. Beginning - The foundation without which all other knowledge is vain. Fools - That is, wicked men, are so far from attaining true wisdom, that they despise it, and all the means of getting it.

 

Comments for Proverbs 1:7

Joanna's comment on 2014-05-30 06:27:20:

God 's fear is knowledge. He does not want people to know what he done in the Old Testament where he destroyed the land of Sodom

 

Octavio's comment on 2013-11-23 12:24:12:

Fear of the Lord is knowing the right things, and doing it, is acknowledging the commandments of God. Were men understand that, there was "the beginning" when God created the Heaven and Earth, the knowledge of Good and Evil was the beginning for mankind their acknowledgement of the laws for humanities. For anyone to ignore and disobey the laws of heaven has have an effect of the laws here in earth. Foolishness rewards often time leads to destruction when despise the human limitation.

 

Akakpo Daniel's comment on 2013-11-18 06:49:40:

If u fear God then his word{Jesus in whom is wealth.life.salvation n success} is automatically in u all these together is wisdom.HEBREW said AND I WILL PUT MY MY IN THEIR HEART AND IN THEIR MIND WILL I WRITE THEM.THE WISDOM OF GOD MAKETH MAN PROSPEROUS IN ALL HIS ENDEAVOUR WITH NO STRUGGLE

 

Joyce's comment on 2013-09-10 01:19:34:

I think once you fear GOD then you will understand what he has for us. A better life.

 

Lynda's comment on 2013-09-08 10:16:12:

The "fear" (acknowledgement of the authority & power) of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (learning obedience to His Word). His Word is God (Jesus Christ-John 1:1-14)Himself ! How can you know what to do & what not to do, if you have never read, heard or been taught? The BIBLE (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)is to let us know the character & love of God toward us. It gives us Commandments & Precepts on "How to Live" so we will not have a sorrowful life. It lets us know we can call on God for the answers we have yet to learn out of the 66 inspired, infallible Word of God.

 

Oge's comment on 2013-08-01 09:03:42:

Practically reverencing and honouring God through our lifestyle is the beginning of true knowledge. Fools can be any calibre of persons in the sosciety,but as long as they disregard the wisdom of the wisdom of the word and its instruction, they are fools.

 

Fred's comment on 2013-07-24 18:26:01:

only a fool says there is no god

 

Anonymous's comment on 2013-07-23 14:07:45:

The word of God is the way of life for all mankind

 

Asare's comment on 2013-07-15 06:15:31:

GOD fearing is the key to success in life.

 

Micheal's comment on 2012-11-25 12:47:34:

I like this verse because when I am faced with pressure to do what is not right [in the company of my peers], I just remember the verse and am able to overcome the pressure.

 

Ngele's comment on 2012-01-07 03:34:15:

fear of God-having to recognize and realize without God everything is impossible
Beginning-the foundation of human living
Wisdom-the life of a human is no life without God

 

Ailene Grace's comment on 2011-08-10 19:32:53:

HAVING FEAR WITH GOD GIVES US KNOWLEDGE... BUT SOMETIMES WE REFUSE TO LEARN AND DO HIS WORDS...WE REFUSED TO BE TAUGHT OR REMINDED BY OTHERS... WE REFUSE TO ACCEPT GOD IN OUR HEARTS...AND THAT MADE US A FOOL..

 

Doris Early's comment on 2010-11-11 08:28:26:

Fear...is not to be AFRAID..I believe it is the Reverential HONOR and Aw of the Lord God. This is truly the beginning, just the beginning of wisdom.

 

Katherine's comment on 2010-07-27 09:54:10:

Fearing God is the start to knowledge. Once you fear his judgments, then you will be obedient to his word. Fools despise wisdom and instruction and therefore do not fear God or his judgments. What is to keep them obedient to his word?

 

Freda's comment on 2010-07-23 16:55:20:

Without the fear and reverence, obedience to God the entire Word of God is of no use to us Nevertheless, it does not makes the Word of God any less true or powerful.

 


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