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Proverbs 1:7 King James Version (KJV)

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:7 New International Version (NIV)

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

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.
New International Version (NIV)

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