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
    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.
  • Vincent
    I like what have been said
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 22:20 HAVE NOT I WRITTEN TO THEE EXCELLENT THINGS IN COUNSELS AND KNOWLEDGE --22:21--THAT I MIGHT MAKE THEE KNOW THE CERTAINTY OF -- THE WORDS OF TRUTH --THAT THOU MIGHTEST ANSWER THE WORDS OF TRUTH TO THEM THAT SEND UNTO THEE PROVERBS 8:14 COUNSEL IS MINE AND SOUND WISDOM I AM UNDERSTANDING I HAVE STRENGTH

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