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

  • 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.
  • Anonymous
    I have a problem forgiving, and i know it's not what God want from me.Help me!
  • Lilian
    When Jesus was teaching inside the church people who believe in him they are listening to his words. In our life believing Jesus and to have FAITH IN HIM IS ONLY BY HEARING THE WORD IF GOD. Without hearing the word if God its impossible to please him. THE FEAR IF THE LORD IS THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM; AND THE KNOWLEDGE OF HOLY IS UNDERSTANDING. AMEN
  • Lu2677
    Jackson; do you sell the word of God in your school, or do you give it freely?
  • R.L.jackson
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