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Job 28:28

28 He said to mankind,

“The * fear of the Lord is this: wisdom.

And to turn from evil is understanding.” n

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Job 28:28 — The New International Version (NIV)

28 And he said to the human race,

“The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom,

and to shun evil is understanding.”

Job 28:28 — English Standard Version (ESV)

28 And he said to man,

‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom,

and to turn away from evil is understanding.’ ”

Job 28:28 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

28 And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom;

And to depart from evil is understanding.

Job 28:28 — New Living Translation (NLT)

28 And this is what he says to all humanity:

‘The fear of the Lord is true wisdom;

to forsake evil is real understanding.’ ”

Job 28:28 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

28 And to man He said,

‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom,

And to depart from evil is understanding.’ ”

Job 28:28 — New Century Version (NCV)

28 Then he said to humans,

‘The fear of the Lord is wisdom;

to stay away from evil is understanding.’ ”

Job 28:28 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

28 And unto man he said,

Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom;

And to depart from evil is understanding.

Job 28:28 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

28 And unto man he said, Lo, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Job 28:28 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

28 So he told humans,

‘The fear of the Lord is wisdom!

To stay away from evil is understanding.’ ”

Job 28:28 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

28 And he said to humankind,

‘Truly, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom;

and to depart from evil is understanding.’ ”

Job 28:28 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

28 And to the human beings he said,

‘Look, the fear of the Lord is wisdom,

and to depart from evil is understanding.’ ”

Job 28:28 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

28 He said to human beings,

‘Have respect for me. That will prove you are wise.

Avoid evil. That will show you have understanding.’ ”

Job 28:28 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

28 “And to man He said, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom;

And to depart from evil is understanding.’ ”