Proverbs 9:10

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The feare of the Lord is the beginning of wisedome: and the knowledge of the holy is vnderstanding.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom; And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The fear of the Lord is the start of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One gives a wise mind
- Basic English Bible

The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom; and the knowledge of the Holy is intelligence.
- Darby Bible

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
- Webster's Bible

The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of wisdom. The knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
- World English Bible

The commencement of wisdom [is] the fear of Jehovah, And a knowledge of the Holy Ones [is] understanding.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the All-holy is understanding.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 9

  • H.White
    I concur,

    "He who has an ear let him hear what Spirit is saying to the Church of Christ's."
  • Dorothy
    Temptation is everywhere, and God is telling us how to use Wisdom in not being tempted by foolish people, things, and ways. Really doing the right thing (righteousness) by living by God's Word, so we can go home to be with the Lord, and we will hear Him say "well done my good and Faithfull servant." As I read the book of Proverbs, I am gaining new Wisdom, and renewing my Wisdom.
  • Keisha Starla
    This is an enlightening chapter of symbolism of wisdom and the key to a healthy life. I am writing a book on Proverbs
  • Darlene Hester
    He who has an ear let him hear what Spirit is saying to the Church of Christ's
  • Ramona
    Proverbs chapter 9 enlightens christians that to fear the Lord and learn of His statues will allow the Lord to prolong your life. The Lord warns all christians to be aware of the temptations of the deception from the enemy. The Lord informs christians that the trap is death and all those who have gone before you are already destined in hell. The Lord is saying if we truly want wisdom, it is ready and available and we do not have to seek hard for it.
  • Philippe sinjuste
    Alain Akuchu, can you help me understand what does difficulties of life and trials have to do with the fruits of the spirit.