Proverbs 4:7


“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.”

King James Version (KJV)



Other Translations of Proverbs 4:7

“Wisedome is the principall thing, therefore get wisedome: and with all thy getting, get vnderstanding.”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of Proverbs chapter 4

“"The beginning of wisdom {is:} Acquire wisdom; And with all your acquiring, get understanding.”
New American Standard Version (1995)

“Wisdom `is' the principal thing; `therefore' get wisdom; Yea, with all thy getting get understanding.”
American Standard Version (1901)

“The first sign of wisdom is to get wisdom; go, give all you have to get true knowledge.”
Basic English Bible

“The beginning of wisdom [is], Get wisdom; and with all thy getting get intelligence.”
Darby Bible

“The beginning of wisdom, get wisdom, and with all thy possession purchase prudence. ”
Douay Rheims Bible

“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. ”
Webster's Bible

“Wisdom is supreme. Get wisdom. Yes, though it costs all your possessions, get understanding.”
World English Bible

“The first thing [is] wisdom -- get wisdom, And with all thy getting get understanding.”
Youngs Literal Bible

“ The beginning of wisdom is: Get wisdom; yea, with all thy getting get understanding.”
Jewish Publication Society Bible


Nick's comment on 2020-08-19 12:06:29:

Great this is great make an app soon but great job anyway


Sharon's comment on 2015-05-22 04:17:00:

Mans thoughts and ways are foolishness in gods sight. So lean not on your own understanding.only he will guide us into holiness and righteousness.


MockingBird's comment on 2015-04-06 03:50:40:

Wisdom is God 's word : Understanding is knowing how to use the word of God in my life.


Carrie M's comment on 2015-03-16 12:24:56:

I love this scripture. It helps me to go past just the acquisition of knowledge and information. Wisdom imparts direction and a bigger picture also of how and when knowledge may be applied in a situation. The law could kill a matter, but the Spirit wisdom always adds life.


Malcolm's comment on 2015-02-07 00:19:37:

"Wisdom is the principle thing " I seem to recall that what translates from Hebrew to English as the principle thing is the same word or perhaps root word that means "head ", one of those profound and poetic types of phrases that seem to add another dimension to the passage. Fitting because wisdom and understanding involve the head already. So instead of wisdom just being in the head, this proverb declares that wisdom itself is the head.


Adinkwu, Prince Chuks's comment on 2014-01-18 18:51:53:

Wisdom speaks for a man, without wisdom and understanding we are incomplete. God is wisdom, He is understanding, ask for wisdom and understanding and it is yours.


Albert Kaapehi's comment on 2013-11-18 23:19:56:

I love this scripture so much. Wisdom is the principal thing.


Sanele's comment on 2013-10-25 00:09:20:

though it cost all you have (NIV), though it cost your "name", your "street cred", your possessions your time, your relationships, your intellect, your reasoning, your entire being, what ever you think, seek His wisdom & truth, everyday, even though you may not understand, get onto your knees, open your bible and seek Jesus' face & His love.


cathy's comment on 2013-08-06 08:16:07:

Get wisdom, and keep on getting it filled with insight (understanding.) Knowledge alone doesn't help if you don't have wisdom, so acquire wisdom. Knowledge teaches you how to load a gun. But only wisdom would know when you should pull the trigger.. without that insight, you'd be a loaded gun, an accident looking for a place to happen! Get wisdom, and with all your getting, get understanding. How??? Through your spiritual relation with Christ. Let Him live richly in you, He will impart God's wisdom to you. He will make you wise. Obey Him, Listen to Him, and He will make you wise. Understand it's not your own thinking, it's His.


john mwarabu's comment on 2013-06-27 08:21:35:

getting wisdom alone is not enough, Understanding which is the wellspring of life is paramount.


ron's comment on 2013-05-25 04:10:40:

First I realize that I am not my own. I mean my body, soul, and spirit belongs to God. Wisdom tells me the only way that I can live a successful christian life is to stay on top of the flesh because at my weak points the flesh will cause me to miss the mark or miss my goals as a born again christian. My sins are overeating, letting bad habits rise up and take control of my life. Without physical and spiritual discipline good intentions will not hold up on judgement day.The day that I will have to account for what I did while here on earth.Therefore I am not my own, I belong to God and will have to account for every idle word and action while I am on this earth.


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