Proverbs 4:7

“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wisedome is the principall thing, therefore get wisedome: and with all thy getting, get vnderstanding.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The beginning of wisdom {is:} Acquire wisdom; And with all your acquiring, get understanding.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wisdom `is' the principal thing; `therefore' get wisdom; Yea, with all thy getting get understanding.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The first sign of wisdom is to get wisdom; go, give all you have to get true knowledge.
- Basic English Bible

The beginning of wisdom [is], Get wisdom; and with all thy getting get intelligence.
- Darby Bible

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
- Webster's Bible

Wisdom is supreme. Get wisdom. Yes, though it costs all your possessions, get understanding.
- World English Bible

The first thing [is] wisdom -- get wisdom, And with all thy getting get understanding.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The beginning of wisdom is: Get wisdom; yea, with all thy getting get understanding.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 4:7


4:7 With all - Even with the price of all.


Discussion for Proverbs 4

  • Jerry
    The heart of God wants people to understand Him. God didn't leave us here without His Holy Spirit teaching us His perspective on all things.
  • Ronald
    That's true,if You have knowledge you ,You have power.
  • Lilian
    We must be BORN AGAIN IN SPIRIT. JESUS IS OUR LIFE. IF WE ABIDE HIM AND HIS WORDS TO OUR LIFE. WE HAVE EVERYTHING WE NEED. OBEDIENCE TO HIS WORDS US THE MOST IMPORTANT IF WE LOVE JESUS WE WILL KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS.
    Lets give THANKS TO THE BLOOD OF JESUS AND PRAISE HIM FOR HE IS WORTHY. GOD COMMANDED US TO HONOR THY MOTHER AND FATHER. LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR AS JESUS LOVES US. AME
  • Oluwatobi opoola
    This made us understand that we should obey our parents and also god our creator, and moreover we should not keep bad company because according to an adage bad company corrupt good manners and we should be truthful in anything we do
  • R.L.Jackson
    Here we have our creator speeching to us as children though wisdom on how to avoid the wicked all that came to Jesus we're wicked and all be wicked how do you escape the night ?you do what Jesus say you do what Jesus said and you do what Jesus done you Walk on water it's not hard if you sit with the Light of this world.
  • Deloris Clarke
    Jesus help me to live this way,help me to demonstrate this to my children and my children's children Thank you Jesus Amen