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Proverbs 1:7

hThe 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 — 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)

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) (NIrV)

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

But foolish people hate wisdom and training.

Proverbs 1:7 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;

Fools despise wisdom and instruction.


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