Proverbs 1:7-9 NIV

7 The fear of the LORD 1 is the beginning of knowledge, but foolsa despise wisdom2 and discipline.3

References for Proverbs 1:7

    • a 1:7 - The Hebrew words rendered "fool" in Proverbs, and often elsewhere in the Old Testament, denote one who is morally deficient.

      Exhortations to Embrace Wisdom

      Warning Against Enticement

      8 Listen, my son,4 to your father's5 instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching.6

      References for Proverbs 1:8

          9 They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.7

          References for Proverbs 1:9