Deuteronomy 4:6; Psalm 111:10; Proverbs 1:7; Ecclesiastes 12:13

aKeep them and do them, for bthat will be your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.

10  eThe fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;

all those who practice it have fa good understanding.

His gpraise endures forever!

hThe fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;

fools despise wisdom and instruction.

13 The end of the matter; all has been heard. wFear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.1