Proverbs 1:29

“For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the feare of the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the LORD.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For that they hated knowledge, And did not choose the fear of Jehovah:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For they were haters of knowledge, and did not give their hearts to the fear of the Lord:
- Basic English Bible

Because they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of Jehovah;
- Darby Bible

For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
- Webster's Bible

because they hated knowledge, and didn't choose the fear of Yahweh.
- World English Bible

Because that they have hated knowledge, And the fear of Jehovah have not chosen.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 1:29


1:29 Knowledge - The practical knowledge of God and of their duty.


Discussion for Proverbs 1

  • A disciple
    Brandie; It is so glaringly apparent that the Churches are teaching FALSE DOCTRINE! God was not more severe to the people of old time under the first covenant, than to the people from the time of Christ's first coming; but for Jesus' sake He waits for the fullness of the Nations to come in.
  • Brandie Burleson
    In response to Sinner82, this is the old testament before Jesus came. God's judgment was harsher before Jesus. He did not enjoy destroying the wicked, that's why He sent His son to die so that sinners like us would no longer be destroyed, but have a way for forgiveness.
  • A disciple
    Sinner; Perhaps you should try and read the chapter again a few times, slowly; and take note. It is not about God taking pleasure in bringing evil upon you, as you blasphemously suggest; but about men, as God's sons, should hear their Father's instructions, and take a course in life after His good character; and not be a defiant sinner and heathen; in the end good for nothing but to be destroyed.
  • BSP
    Verse 5: A wise person is willing to listen and learn.
  • Sinner82
    I thought He took no pleasure in the destruction of the wicked.....this doesn't add up
  • BSP
    Verse 10: Those who are doing bad things may try to entice others to join them in their bad course but here we are warned not to follow them and consent.

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