The fear of the Lord provides wise instruction, 1 and before honor comes humility. 2
The fear of the LORD teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honour.
The fear of the LORD is the instruction for wisdom, And before honor comes humility.
Fear of the LORD teaches a person to be wise; humility precedes honor.
Fear-of-GOD is a school in skilled living--first you learn humility, then you experience glory.
The fear of the Lord is the teaching of wisdom; and a low opinion of oneself goes before honour.
The fear of the LORD is instruction in wisdom, and humility goes before honor.
The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom, And before honor is humility.
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1 tn Heb “[is] instruction of wisdom” (KJV and NASB similar). The noun translated “wisdom” is an attributive genitive: “wise instruction.”
sn The idea of the first line is similar to Prov 1:7 and 9:10. Here it may mean that the fear of the
2 tn Heb “[is] humility” (so KJV). The second clause is a parallel idea in that it stresses how one thing leads to another – humility to honor. Humble submission in faith to the