New American Standard Bible
The fear of the LORD is the instruction for wisdom, And before honor comes humility.
King James Bible
The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.
Darby Bible Translation
The fear of Jehovah is the discipline of wisdom, and before honour goeth humility.
World English Bible
The fear of Yahweh teaches wisdom. Before honor is humility.
Young's Literal Translation
The fear of Jehovah is the instruction of wisdom, And before honour is humility!
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The instruction of wisdom - i. e., The discipline that leads to wisdom.
LibraryGod, the All-Seeing One
We have in our text, first of all, a great fact declared,--"Hell and destruction are before the Lord ;" we have, secondly, a great fact inferred,--"How much more then the hearts of the children of men?" I. We will begin with THE GREAT FACT WHICH IS DECLARED--a fact which furnishes us with premises from which we deduce the practical conclusion of the second sentence--"How much more then the hearts of the children of men?" The best interpretation that you can give of those two words, "hell" and "destruction," …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858
Epistle cxxii. To Rechared, King of the visigoths .
To know wisdom and instruction, To discern the sayings of understanding,
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.
He who neglects discipline despises himself, But he who listens to reproof acquires understanding.
The plans of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.
Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, But humility goes before honor.
A man's pride will bring him low, But a humble spirit will obtain honor.
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