Proverbs 1:13
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English Standard Version
we shall find all precious goods, we shall fill our houses with plunder;

King James Bible
We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:

American Standard Version
We shall find all precious substance; We shall fill our houses with spoil;

Douay-Rheims Bible
We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoils.

English Revised Version
We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil;

Webster's Bible Translation
We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The title of the book is followed by its motto, symbol, device:

The fear of Jahve is the beginning of knowledge;

Wisdom and discipline is despised by fools.

The first hemistich expresses the highest principle of the Israelitish Chokma, as it is found also in Proverbs 9:10 (cf. Proverbs 15:33), Job 28:28, and in Psalm 111:10 (whence the lxx has interpolated here two lines). ראשׁית combines in itself, as ἀρχή, the ideas of initium (accordingly J. H. Michaelis: initium cognitionis, a quo quisquis recte philosophari cupit auspicium facere debet) and principium, i.e., the basis, thus the root (cf. Micah 1:13 with Job 19:28).

(Note: In Sirach 1:14, 16, the Syr. has both times רישׁ חכמתא; but in the second instance, where the Greek translation has πλησμονὴ σοφίας, שׂבע חכמה (after Psalm 16:11) may have existed in the original text.)

Wisdom comes from God, and whoever fears Him receives it (cf. James 1:5.). יראת יהוה is reverential subordination to the All-directing, and since designedly יהוה is used, and not אלהים (ה), to the One God, the Creator and Governor of the world, who gave His law unto Israel, and also beyond Israel left not His holy will unattested; the reverse side of the fear of Jahve as the Most Holy One is שׂנאת רע, Proverbs 8:13 (post-biblical יראת חטא). The inverted placing of the words 7b imports that the wisdom and discipline which one obtains in the way of the fear of God is only despised by the אוילים, i.e., the hard, thick, stupid; see regarding the root-word אול, coalescere, cohaerere, incrassari, der Prophet Jesaia, p. 424, and at Psalm 73:4. Schultens rightly compares παχεῖς, crassi pro stupidis.

(Note: Malbim's explanation is singular: the sceptics, from אוּלי, perhaps! This also is Heidenheim's view.)

בּזוּ has the tone on the penult., and thus comes from בּוּז; the 3rd pr. of בּזה would be בּזוּ or בּזיוּ. The perf. (cf. Proverbs 1:29) is to be interpreted after the Lat. oderunt (Ges. 126).

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 1:19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which takes away the life of the owners thereof.

Job 24:2,3 Some remove the landmarks; they violently take away flocks, and feed thereof...

Isaiah 10:13,14 For he said, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people...

Jeremiah 22:16,17 He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him: was not this to know me? said the LORD...

Nahum 2:12 The lion did tear in pieces enough for his whelps, and strangled for his lionesses, and filled his holes with prey...

Haggai 2:9 The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, said the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace...

Luke 12:15 And he said to them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness...

1 Timothy 6:9,10 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts...

Revelation 18:9-16 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall mourn her, and lament for her...

Cross References
Proverbs 1:12
like Sheol let us swallow them alive, and whole, like those who go down to the pit;

Proverbs 1:14
throw in your lot among us; we will all have one purse"--

Proverbs 16:19
It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor than to divide the spoil with the proud.

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