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

  • M.O.G.
    We are to worship HIM in Spirit and Truth. JESUS said follow me. The only way to the Heavenly Father is through Christ Jesus
  • Jack Hughes
    Your heart is the weakest part of your body. It can lead you astray very easy !
  • Ro
    Everything we need to exist is written in the bible. Our trials and tribulations are not brand new, there are life instruction in the book. We need to read it and apply it daily.
  • Jimmy Bovender
    My father always told me that the difference of thinking and knowing the right thing to do was 18" long, from your brow down to your heart. Your heart is where the answers to all situations should come from. While your intelligence is birth through your brain, your true feelings and acting on the right thing to do comes from the heart. If you respond from your heart than most likely you will be able to act reasonably on any thoughts.
  • Delores
    Jesus has given us all things pertaining to life and glory through him. Therefore, we should meditate in his word day and night.
  • BSP
    We must guard our figurative heart since our thoughts, feelings, and motivations come out of the figurative heart. Guarding our heart can keep us from committing bad actions and saying bad things.