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

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Discussion for Proverbs 9

  • Glenda D. Marquez
    I love the verses everyday I share them with pictures from the scriptures
  • Charlie
    Not only hearers of the Word but doers if the word.
  • Charles D. Keehl
    I appreciate the way Soloman warns us how suttle pleasure seeking sins are and no small amount is safe to play with . The hooks are hidden but effective to trap and detour us from Christ's path for us . Any amount of sin detracts our walk with Christ : We must remember sin has a pleasure but the end still is death and Hell ! The wisdom is refrain from all sin and live .
  • ACTS238
    Anonymous. Pray to God to help you to forgive
  • Gwendolyn Daniel
    Life Teaching
  • Donna
    As I grow in Christ, it is truly a grand experience. Intellectual knowledge has no comparison when it comes to the wisdom that comes from above. I have learnt to separate the two.