New American Standard Bible
"The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom; And with all your acquiring, get understanding.
King James Bible
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
Darby Bible Translation
The beginning of wisdom is, Get wisdom; and with all thy getting get intelligence.
World English Bible
Wisdom is supreme. Get wisdom. Yes, though it costs all your possessions, get understanding.
Young's Literal Translation
The first thing is wisdom -- get wisdom, And with all thy getting get understanding.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Or, "The beginning of wisdom is - get wisdom." To seek is to find, to desire is to obtain.
LibraryKeeping and Kept
'Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.'--PROVERBS iv. 23. 'Kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation.'--1 PETER 1. 5. The former of these texts imposes a stringent duty, the latter promises divine help to perform it. The relation between them is that between the Law and the Gospel. The Law commands, the Gospel gives power to obey. The Law pays no attention to man's weakness, and points no finger to the source of strength. Its office is to set clearly …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Hold Fast
Truth Hidden when not Sought After.
How Christ is the Way in General, "I am the Way. "
Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding! Do not forget nor turn away from the words of my mouth.
"From everlasting I was established, From the beginning, from the earliest times of the earth.
Buy truth, and do not sell it, Get wisdom and instruction and understanding.
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