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

  • 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
  • Kemi olaiya
    All that we need is in the Word of God.our joy and happiness in life depends on our obedience to all instructions.
  • I like it because before I came to this it was already drop down in my spirit I liked the way it was brought out
  • Jerline williams
    Why when you try to do good and obey God people misunderstand?
  • Bro Lucky O ODIH for verse 23
    The heart is the generator of all actions.1st Timothy 6:6-7 is one scripture that we must meditate upon day in day out . 6 says, Godliness with contentment is great gain . 7 For we brought nothing into this world for certain we will not take any thing out of it .