28 And he said to the human race,
    ‘The fear of the Lord – that is wisdom,
    and to shun evil is understanding.’

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The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
    but fools[a] despise wisdom and instruction.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 1:7 The Hebrew words rendered fool in Proverbs, and often elsewhere in the Old Testament, denote a person who is morally deficient.

10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
    and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

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