7 The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge: fools a despise wisdom b and instruction.

References for Proverbs 1:7

    • f 1:7 - Eveel. It is the generic word, but has two shades of meaning according as it is opposed to chakam, 'wise,' or aroom, 'prudent,' 'wary,' ch. 12.16. But the idea of 'wickedness' is not absent from it. As to details, kesil is usually rendered 'foolish,' as ver. 22; ch. 12.23, nabal is rather 'vile,' 'impious:' see 1Sam. 25.3,25.
    • g 1:7 - See ver. 2.