The beginning 1 of wisdom is to fear the Lord, 2 and acknowledging 3 the Holy One 4 is understanding.
"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in understanding.
Skilled living gets its start in the Fear-of-GOD, insight into life from knowing a Holy God.
The fear of the Lord is the start of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One gives a wise mind
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
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is to fear
, and acknowledging
the Holy One
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1 sn The difference between תְּחִלַּת (tÿkhillat) here and רֵאשִׁית (re’shit) of 1:7, if there is any substantial difference, is that this term refers to the starting point of wisdom, and the earlier one indicates the primary place of wisdom (K&D 16:202).
2 tn Heb “fear of the
3 tn Heb “knowledge of the Holy One” (so ASV, NAB, NASB, NIV, NRSV).
4 tn The word is in the plural in the Hebrew (literally “holy ones”; KJV “the holy”). It was translated “holy men” in Tg. Prov 9:10. But it probably was meant to signify the majestic nature of the