Proverbs 1:7; Proverbs 2:1–5; Proverbs 3:7–8; Proverbs 8:13; Proverbs 9:10; Proverbs 10:27; Proverbs 14:2; Proverbs 14:26–27; Proverbs 15:16; Proverbs 15:33; Proverbs 16:6; Proverbs 19:23; Proverbs 22:4; Proverbs 23:17–18; Proverbs 24:21; Proverbs 28:14; Proverbs 29:25; Proverbs 31:30
7 hThe fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction.
The Value of Wisdom
2 uMy son, vif you receive my words
and treasure up my commandments with you,
2 making your ear attentive to wisdom
and inclining your heart to understanding;
3 yes, if you call out for insight
and raise your voice wfor understanding,
4 if you seek it like xsilver
and search for it as for yhidden treasures,
5 then zyou will understand the fear of the Lord
and find the knowledge of God.
7 mBe not wise in your own eyes;
nfear the Lord, and turn away from evil.
8 It will be ohealing to your flesh1
13 dThe fear of the Lord is ehatred of evil.
fPride and arrogance and the way of evil
and gperverted speech I hate.
10 pThe fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
and qthe knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
27 qThe fear of the Lord prolongs life,
rbut the years of the wicked will be short.
2 Whoever hwalks in uprightness fears the Lord,
but he who is idevious in his ways despises him.
26 In the fear of the Lord one has mstrong confidence,
and nhis children will have oa refuge.
27 The fear of the Lord is pa fountain of life,
that one may qturn away from the snares of death.
16 bBetter is a little with the fear of the Lord
than great treasure and trouble with it.
33 jThe fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom,
and khumility comes before honor.
6 By tsteadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for,
23 The fear of the Lord lleads to life,
and whoever has it rests msatisfied;
he will nnot be visited by harm.
4 The reward for humility and fear of the Lord
17 Let not your heart tenvy sinners,
but continue in uthe fear of the Lord all the day.
18 Surely vthere is a future,
and your whope will not be cut off.
21 My son, zfear the Lord and the king,
and do not join with those who do otherwise,
14 Blessed is the one who zfears the Lord1 always,
but whoever ahardens his heart will fall into calamity.
25 iThe fear of man lays a snare,
but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.
30 lCharm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.