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Verse Comparison: Proverbs 1:7

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American Standard Version
The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge; `But' the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.

Amplified® Bible
The reverent {and} worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning {and} the principal {and} choice part of knowledge [its starting point and its essence]; but fools despise skillful {and} godly Wisdom, instruction, {and} discipline.

Contemporary English Version
Respect and obey the LORD! This is the beginning of knowledge. Only a fool rejects wisdom and good advice.

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

Good News Bible
To have knowledge, you must first have reverence for the LORD. Stupid people have no respect for wisdom and refuse to learn.

King James Version
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

New American Standard Bible
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

New International Version
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge,
but fools despise wisdom and discipline.

New King James Version
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge,
But fools despise wisdom and instruction.

N.A.S.B. in E-Prime
When people fear of the LORD, they begin to receive knowledge;Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Revised Standard Version
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Young's Literal Translation
Fear of Jehovah `is' a beginning of knowledge, Wisdom and instruction fools have despised!


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