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

  • I AM
    Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
  • Stephen



    Deberá Denise Dunlap , "You do err concerning the Scriptures" as Jesus told the Sadducees. What you have written, if not in ignorance, is blasphemous. Please read God's word and know that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead and is masculine.


    Deberá Denise Dunlap
  • A disciple
    Here comes another one! It is amazing to me how without fear of God so many people are! THE HOLY GHOST IS REFERRED TO BY THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AS "HE" AND "HIM." The female was created for the male, for things pertaining to THIS WORLD. The woman was beguiled by the serpent because she was allured by the evil thoughts of slander, blaspheme and envying, as if she was owed it of God!
  • Deberá Denise Dunlap
    The Holy Spirit is thy Spiritual Mother, Ruach HaKodesh, The Spirit of Wisdom and Truth, The feminine essence of YHWH. Knowledge without wisdom and truth means nothing. Selah
  • BSP
    Verse 18: The understanding and path of the righteous one is made brighter over time. God progressively makes the path clearer and brighter to his righteous ones.
  • Deacon shenberger
    this is really great to live by