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Proverbs 15:33

    Proverbs 15:33 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honor is humility.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The fear of Jehovah is the instruction of wisdom; And before honor goeth humility.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The fear of the Lord is the teaching of wisdom; and a low opinion of oneself goes before honour.

    Webster's Revision

    The fear of Jehovah is the instruction of wisdom; And before honor goeth humility.

    World English Bible

    The fear of Yahweh teaches wisdom. Before honor is humility.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour goeth humility.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 15:33

    The fear of the Lord - See note on Proverbs 1:7. Much is spoken concerning this fear;

    1. It is the beginning of wisdom.

    2. It is also the beginning of knowledge.

    3. It is the instruction of wisdom. Wisdom derives its most important lessons from the fear of God. He who fears God much, is well taught.

    And before honor is humility - That is, few persons ever arrive at honor who are not humble; and those who from low life have risen to places of trust and confidence, have been remarkable for humility. We may rest assured that the providence of God will never elevate a proud man; such God beholds afar off. He may get into places of trust and profit, but God will oust him, and the people will curse him, and curse his memory. So will it ever be with bad ministers and advisers of the crown.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 15:33

    The instruction of wisdom - i. e., The discipline that leads to wisdom.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 15:33

    15:33 The instruction - Doth instruct men in true wisdom.