Proverbs 1:7

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Proverbs 1:7

The feare of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fooles despise wisedome and instruction.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge; `But' the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The fear of the Lord is the start of knowledge: but the foolish have no use for wisdom and teaching.
- Basic English Bible

The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge: fools despise wisdom and instruction.
- Darby Bible

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
- Webster's Bible

The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of knowledge; but the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.
- World English Bible

Fear of Jehovah [is] a beginning of knowledge, Wisdom and instruction fools have despised!
- Youngs Literal Bible

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; but the foolish despise wisdom and discipline.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 1:7

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 1:7


1:7 The fear - Reverence and obedience to God. Beginning - The foundation without which all other knowledge is vain. Fools - That is, wicked men, are so far from attaining true wisdom, that they despise it, and all the means of getting it.


Discussion for Proverbs 1:7

  • AKAN on Proverbs 1:7
    for you to know everything, even the dark saying and their interpretation,the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom
  • Edd on Proverbs 1:7
    Any one that has ever had a serious spanking by a parent who loves them, understands the meaning of fear of the lord. To reframe from evil is understanding. I should say "what goes around comes around "! As for me I dread the consequences of my miss behaving. :
  • Ritz on Proverbs 1:7
    The fear of god is foundation of everything. Acknowledge god 's almighty power, existence Because acknowledgement of god, I will obey god 's instructions, I will do everything god say but I will not do anything god doesn 't want us to do.
  • Mary on Proverbs 1:7
    Fearing God to me is a reverance for him, because of who he is and the love that he has for me, there is no greater love than his, if I am engraved in the palm of his hand. I think when they say there is no God, they are afraid, because they will have to answer for all the times they denied him, that 's the scaryvpart.
  • Jonathan83FL on Proverbs 1:7
    I think my brother a brother just wrote this verse in my book.his purpose for writing it and HIS purpose for making him write it...i open eyes sink feet into ground and apply apply apply
  • Baily TM on Proverbs 1:7
    it is the sum and substance of all knowledge.only wise can understand this.fear is the reverence to god . beginning means one should follow this in childhood itself.the anointed knowledge is the true gospel our lord and Saviour jess Christ
  • Vijay kumar Anchula on Proverbs 1:7
    Fearing to the lord means reacieving Jesus but fools boast themselves,they say to themselves that they know everything and there is new no god
  • MockingBird on Proverbs 1:7
    This is not saying to be afraid of God The word is saying to have a reverential trust in God in who and what He Is. To know Him and the power of His resurrection . A fool says no to God. I would rather be a fool for God than a fool for the things of the world. I would rather be in agreement with God than die to be in agreement with the worldly people. I would rather be rejected from the world than to be rejected from God. That is a fearful thing there !!!!
  • Joanna on Proverbs 1:7
    God 's fear is knowledge. He does not want people to know what he done in the Old Testament where he destroyed the land of Sodom
  • Octavio on Proverbs 1:7
    Fear of the Lord is knowing the right things, and doing it, is acknowledging the commandments of God. Were men understand that, there was "the beginning" when God created the Heaven and Earth, the knowledge of Good and Evil was the beginning for mankind their acknowledgement of the laws for humanities. For anyone to ignore and disobey the laws of heaven has have an effect of the laws here in earth. Foolishness rewards often time leads to destruction when despise the human limitation.


 

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