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Proverbs 9:10

    Proverbs 9:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom; And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The fear of the Lord is the start of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One gives a wise mind

    Webster's Revision

    The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom; And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

    World English Bible

    The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of wisdom. The knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 9:10

    The fear of the Lord - See on Proverbs 1:7 (note). The knowledge of the holy; קדשים kedoshim, of the holy ones: Sanctorum, of the saints - Vulgate. boulh agiwn, the counsel of the holy persons.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 9:10

    The holy - The word in the Hebrew is plural, agreeing, probably, with אלהים 'elohı̂ym understood (so in Proverbs 30:3). The knowledge of the Most Holy One stands as the counterpart to the fear of Yahweh.