Proverbs 4:7

“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wisedome is the principall thing, therefore get wisedome: and with all thy getting, get vnderstanding.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The beginning of wisdom {is:} Acquire wisdom; And with all your acquiring, get understanding.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wisdom `is' the principal thing; `therefore' get wisdom; Yea, with all thy getting get understanding.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The first sign of wisdom is to get wisdom; go, give all you have to get true knowledge.
- Basic English Bible

The beginning of wisdom [is], Get wisdom; and with all thy getting get intelligence.
- Darby Bible

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
- Webster's Bible

Wisdom is supreme. Get wisdom. Yes, though it costs all your possessions, get understanding.
- World English Bible

The first thing [is] wisdom -- get wisdom, And with all thy getting get understanding.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The beginning of wisdom is: Get wisdom; yea, with all thy getting get understanding.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 4:7


4:7 With all - Even with the price of all.


Discussion for Proverbs 4

  • Mukisa francis
    Proverb 4:7
    It reminds me to seek God to give me wisdom, because wisdom is the thing that everyone needs, pasters, presidents and all people need wisdom, so when you pray ask God to give you wisdom!!!!
  • Rosemary
    How we should al live but only by Gods strength can we live this way
  • Mr. Smith
    vs 23: What is the heart, but our own imagination. Matt. 12:35, out of the good treasure of the heart we "bring forth" good things. Prov 23:7, as we think in our heart (as we imagine) so are we. We literally create our own life by thinking like God thinks, or we ruin our lives by planting negative in our imagination. Plant what you want to harvest. We reap what we sow.
  • Jayden
    This teaches you a lot about the way people were just let God and the Lord take the wheel for a change
  • Virginia Dickersonj
    Beautiful picture and a good verse to live by.
  • Jason Davis
    Follow Gods word and get instruction and wisdom how to fight battles in our lives daily the battle is not our it's the Lord. Let go in let God and let Jesus take the wheel.