Proverbs 1:7 {8}
Good News Translation
To have knowledge, you must first have reverence for the LORD. Stupid people have no respect for wisdom and refuse to learn.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

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Proverbs 9:10 For by me shall thy days be multiplied, and years of life shall be added to thee.

Job 28:28 And he said to man: Behold the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom: and to depart from evil, is understanding.

Psalm 111:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. A good understanding to all that do it: his praise continueth for ever and ever.

Psalm 112:1 Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord: he shall delight exceedingly in his commandments.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 Let us all hear together the conclusion of the discourse. Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is all man:

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Proverbs 1:22,29,30 Turn ye at my reproof: behold I will utter my spirit to you, and will shew you my words. . . .

Proverbs 5:12,13 And have not heard the voice of them that taught me, and have not inclined my ear to masters? . . .

Proverbs 15:5 A fool laugheth at the instruction of his father: but he that regardeth reproofs shall become prudent. In abundant justice there is the greatest strength: but the devices of the wicked shall be rooted out.

Proverbs 18:2 A fool receiveth not the words of prudence: unless thou say those things which are in his heart.

John 3:18-21 He that believeth in him is not judged. But he that doth not believe is already judged: because he believeth not in the name of the only begotten Son of God. . . .

Romans 1:28 And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient.

Context
The Beginning of Knowledge
6The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Fools despise wisdom and instruction. 7My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:6
And you shall observe, and fulfil them in practice. For this is your wisdom, and understanding in the sight of nations, that hearing all these precepts, they may say: Behold a wise and understanding people, a great nation.

Job 28:28
And he said to man: Behold the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom: and to depart from evil, is understanding.

Psalm 111:10
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. A good understanding to all that do it: his praise continueth for ever and ever.

Proverbs 2:5
Because the Lord giveth wisdom: and out of his mouth cometh prudence and knowledge.

Proverbs 5:12
And have not heard the voice of them that taught me, and have not inclined my ear to masters?

Proverbs 9:10
For by me shall thy days be multiplied, and years of life shall be added to thee.

Proverbs 15:32
He that rejecteth instruction, despiseth his own soul: but he that yieldeth to reproof, possesseth understanding.

Proverbs 15:33
The fear of the Lord is the lesson of wisdom: and humility goeth before glory.

Proverbs 23:9
Speak not in the ears of fools: because they will despise the instruction of thy speech.

Ecclesiastes 12:13
Let us all hear together the conclusion of the discourse. Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is all man:

Additional Translations
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge; But the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; and there is good understanding to all that practise it: and piety toward God is the beginning of discernment; but the ungodly will set at nought wisdom and instruction.

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

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.

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

The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of knowledge; but the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.

Fear of Jehovah is a beginning of knowledge, Wisdom and instruction fools have despised!
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