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Proverbs 1:7

7 aThe fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;

Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

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Proverbs 1:7 — The New International Version (NIV)

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,

but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:7 — English Standard Version (ESV)

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;

fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:7 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge:

But fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:7 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge,

but fools despise wisdom and discipline.

Proverbs 1:7 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,

But fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:7 — New Century Version (NCV)

Knowledge begins with respect for the Lord,

but fools hate wisdom and discipline.

Proverbs 1:7 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge;

But the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:7 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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

Proverbs 1:7 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.

Stubborn fools despise wisdom and discipline.

Proverbs 1:7 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The fear of the Lord

is the beginning of knowledge;

fools despise wisdom and discipline.

Proverbs 1:7 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;

fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:7 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Fear of Yahweh is the beginning of knowledge;

wisdom and instruction, fools despise.

Proverbs 1:7 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

If you really want to gain knowledge, you must begin by having respect for the Lord.

But foolish people hate wisdom and training.