Proverbs 1:7


“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

King James Version (KJV)



Other Translations of Proverbs 1:7

“� The feare of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fooles despise wisedome and instruction.”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of Proverbs chapter 1

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
New American Standard Version (1995)

“The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge; `But' the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.”
American Standard Version (1901)

“The fear of the Lord is the start of knowledge: but the foolish have no use for wisdom and teaching.”
Basic English Bible

“The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge: fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
Darby Bible

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Fools despise wisdom and instruction. ”
Douay Rheims Bible

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. ”
Webster's Bible

“The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of knowledge; but the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.”
World English Bible

“Fear of Jehovah [is] a beginning of knowledge, Wisdom and instruction fools have despised!”
Youngs Literal Bible

“ The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; but the foolish despise wisdom and discipline.”
Jewish Publication Society Bible


AKAN's comment on 2015-09-27 03:10:40:

for you to know everything, even the dark saying and their interpretation,the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom


Edd's comment on 2015-04-07 05:19:42:

Any one that has ever had a serious spanking by a parent who loves them, understands the meaning of fear of the lord. To reframe from evil is understanding. I should say "what goes around comes around "! As for me I dread the consequences of my miss behaving. :


Ritz's comment on 2015-03-28 14:04:54:

The fear of god is foundation of everything. Acknowledge god 's almighty power, existence Because acknowledgement of god, I will obey god 's instructions, I will do everything god say but I will not do anything god doesn 't want us to do.


Mary's comment on 2014-12-19 08:19:39:

Fearing God to me is a reverance for him, because of who he is and the love that he has for me, there is no greater love than his, if I am engraved in the palm of his hand. I think when they say there is no God, they are afraid, because they will have to answer for all the times they denied him, that 's the scaryvpart.


jonathan83FL's comment on 2014-10-21 03:14:02:

I think my brother a brother just wrote this verse in my book.his purpose for writing it and HIS purpose for making him write it...i open eyes sink feet into ground and apply apply apply


Baily TM's comment on 2014-09-03 09:18:46:

it is the sum and substance of all knowledge.only wise can understand this.fear is the reverence to god . beginning means one should follow this in childhood itself.the anointed knowledge is the true gospel our lord and Saviour jess Christ


vijay kumar Anchula's comment on 2014-08-29 16:58:13:

Fearing to the lord means reacieving Jesus but fools boast themselves,they say to themselves that they know everything and there is new no god


MockingBird's comment on 2014-08-28 03:42:01:

This is not saying to be afraid of God The word is saying to have a reverential trust in God in who and what He Is. To know Him and the power of His resurrection . A fool says no to God. I would rather be a fool for God than a fool for the things of the world. I would rather be in agreement with God than die to be in agreement with the worldly people. I would rather be rejected from the world than to be rejected from God. That is a fearful thing there !!!!


joanna's comment on 2014-05-30 04:27:20:

God 's fear is knowledge. He does not want people to know what he done in the Old Testament where he destroyed the land of Sodom


Octavio's comment on 2013-11-23 10:24:12:

Fear of the Lord is knowing the right things, and doing it, is acknowledging the commandments of God. Were men understand that, there was "the beginning" when God created the Heaven and Earth, the knowledge of Good and Evil was the beginning for mankind their acknowledgement of the laws for humanities. For anyone to ignore and disobey the laws of heaven has have an effect of the laws here in earth. Foolishness rewards often time leads to destruction when despise the human limitation.


Akakpo Daniel's comment on 2013-11-18 04:49:40:

If u fear God then his word{Jesus in whom is n success} is automatically in u all these together is wisdom.HEBREW said AND I WILL PUT MY MY IN THEIR HEART AND IN THEIR MIND WILL I WRITE THEM.THE WISDOM OF GOD MAKETH MAN PROSPEROUS IN ALL HIS ENDEAVOUR WITH NO STRUGGLE


Joyce's comment on 2013-09-09 23:19:34:

I think once you fear GOD then you will understand what he has for us. A better life.


Lynda's comment on 2013-09-08 08:16:12:

The "fear" (acknowledgement of the authority & power) of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (learning obedience to His Word). His Word is God (Jesus Christ-John 1:1-14)Himself ! How can you know what to do & what not to do, if you have never read, heard or been taught? The BIBLE (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)is to let us know the character & love of God toward us. It gives us Commandments & Precepts on "How to Live" so we will not have a sorrowful life. It lets us know we can call on God for the answers we have yet to learn out of the 66 inspired, infallible Word of God.


Oge's comment on 2013-08-01 07:03:42:

Practically reverencing and honouring God through our lifestyle is the beginning of true knowledge. Fools can be any calibre of persons in the sosciety,but as long as they disregard the wisdom of the wisdom of the word and its instruction, they are fools.


fred's comment on 2013-07-24 16:26:01:

only a fool says there is no god


Anonymous's comment on 2013-07-23 12:07:45:

The word of God is the way of life for all mankind


Asare's comment on 2013-07-15 04:15:31:

GOD fearing is the key to success in life.


Micheal's comment on 2012-11-25 10:47:34:

I like this verse because when I am faced with pressure to do what is not right [in the company of my peers], I just remember the verse and am able to overcome the pressure.


ngele's comment on 2012-01-07 01:34:15:

fear of God-having to recognize and realize without God everything is impossible
Beginning-the foundation of human living
Wisdom-the life of a human is no life without God


ailene grace's comment on 2011-08-10 17:32:53:



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