Psalms 111:10

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The feare of the Lord is the beginning of wisedome, a good vnderstanding haue all they that doe his commandements: his praise endureth for euer.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do {His commandments;} His praise endures forever.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all they that do `his commandments': His praise endureth for ever.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The fear of the Lord is the best part of wisdom: all those who keep his laws are wise: his praise is eternal.
- Basic English Bible

The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all they that do [his precepts]: his praise abideth for ever.
- Darby Bible

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
- Webster's Bible

The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of wisdom. All those who do his work have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!
- World English Bible

The beginning of wisdom [is] fear of Jehovah, Good understanding have all doing them, His praise [is] standing for ever!
- Youngs Literal Bible

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all they that do thereafter; His praise endureth for ever.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 111:10


111:10 The fear - True religion. Beginning - Is the only foundation of, and introduction to, true wisdom.


Discussion for Psalms 111

  • Joshua
    Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation? O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come. My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever. And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation. These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me for they are thine. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition that the scripture might be fulfilled. And all flesh shall see the salvation of God. And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
  • Janita
    There should always be good understanding and truth.
  • Emmanuel
    if 'reverend' is the name of GOD, then why are so called bible school pastors also called reverends?
  • Mine Is not a comment but a request for guidance. Is 'reverend' as used in this phase, God? This title Is used by many leaders
  • Mike Vs10
    I deal with children on a regular basis and talk with many others that do as well and one of the greatest struggles we have is communicating with them and their parents. It seems that our society has got to the point that basice reasoning and logic has gone out the window. Here we see in Scriptures that the fear of God brings wisdom. We generally think of wisdom as pertaining only to God but that is not strictly so and research shows it also applies to other areas of life as well if one looks it up in the original Hebrew for this verse. We then see that understanding comes from following his commands. Now take this and look at our society. Almost no morals, No family structure, drugs, fake church and etc all throughout our society. Is it any wonder that a society who neither fears God nor keeps his commandments struggles seems to be getting more and more diffucult to communicate with in general. Is it any wonder our children strugle to read as seniors what used to be normal in 5th grade. Is it any wonder that our schools continual degrade when ranked with the rest of the world. The U.S. does have and educational problem but digging deeper that educational problem is rooted in the greater problem which is the rejection of the Almighty.
  • We can find his wonderful works and the word remember in the 4th commandment

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