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Proverbs 1:7 DBY

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.

      Study tools for Proverbs 1:7

      • a 1:2 - 'Wisdom' here and in ver. 7 is chokmah. 'Instruction' means also, 'correction,' 'warning,' 'discipline,' Job 36.10.
      • b 1:3 - Sachal, it means 'intelligence,' 'circumspection,' and 'understanding,' as in ch. 3.4, also 'success,' 'good esteem:' see 'succeeded better,' 1Sam. 18.30.
      • c 1:4 - 'Simple,' in this book, means one lacking in the powers of the soul and mind, and hence easily enticed and misled.
      • d 1:4 - Or 'reflection,' 'sagacity.'
      • e 1:5 - Or 'get:' so ch. 4.5,7.
      • 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.
      • h 1:8 - Or 'law,' and so chs. 3.1; 6.20; 7.2; 13.14.
      • i 1:12 - See Note h, Ps. 6.5.
      • j 1:25 - Or 'avoided:' see ch. 4.15.
      • k 1:28 - Or 'earnestly,' as Job 8.5.
      • l 1:32 - Or 'turning back.'