Proverbs 9:10

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The feare of the Lord is the beginning of wisedome: and the knowledge of the holy is vnderstanding.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom; And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The fear of the Lord is the start of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One gives a wise mind
- Basic English Bible

The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom; and the knowledge of the Holy is intelligence.
- Darby Bible

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
- Webster's Bible

The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of wisdom. The knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
- World English Bible

The commencement of wisdom [is] the fear of Jehovah, And a knowledge of the Holy Ones [is] understanding.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the All-holy is understanding.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 9

  • Miranda Taylor
    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. v10
  • Mr. Smith
    Both Wisdom vs 4 and Foolish vs 16 cry out to the same person to come in. Wisdom, our divine spiritual imagination and Foolishness, our own sense realm, beckon our attention. One leads to life and understanding and one to death and destruction. Choose this day whom ye shall serve. I set before thee life and death, blessing and cursing. The ongoing human struggle.
  • Master Prophet
    It teaches a Women how to examine her ro live in the Obedience to God. We must acknowledge that only what we do doe God will be counted for.
  • Irene123
    V. 8 is referring to a 'wise' man who is walking in the 'light' of the Word of God; he has God's spirit in him and therefore has God's love for souls and will welcome any correction from a fellow Christian in that walk - so he will be right with God. He won't feel condemned if the correction is given gently in the spirit of God's love.
  • Irene123
    I like Gina's comment on Pro. 9:12 - 11/30/'14 .....
  • Steven Wong
    Proverbs 9:13-18 to me mean a choice before me : better if we walk the path of wisdom or bitter the path of folly. I called these paths brain tracks. The names that follows each track are name of spirits.
    1. Sonship/Daughtership
    Offence>Forgiveness >Mercy>Grace>Love
    2. Orphan aka Folly
    Offence>Unforgiveness>Resentment >Bitterness >Revenge >Slander or Murder or Stealing