Proverbs 1:29

29 since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD.

Proverbs 1:29 in Other Translations

29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
29 Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD,
29 For they hated knowledge and chose not to fear the LORD .
29 "Because you hated Knowledge and had nothing to do with the Fear-of-God,
29 Because they hated knowledge, didn't choose to fear the Lord,

Proverbs 1:29 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 1:29

For that they hated knowledge
Spiritual and evangelical; the knowledge of the Scriptures, of the promises and prophecies of them respecting the Messiah, though they were called upon and exhorted to "search" them; the knowledge of the Messiah, his person, offices, and grace; the knowledge of his Gospel, and the doctrines of it; see ( Proverbs 1:22 ) ; and did not choose the fear of the Lord;
which is the beginning of knowledge, ( Proverbs 1:7 ) ; instead of choosing, they cast off the fear of the Lord; and by their rejection of the Messiah, and their usage of him, it plainly appeared that the fear of God was not before their eyes nor upon their hearts; nor did they choose or care for the pure, spiritual, and evangelical worship of God, introduced in the Gospel dispensation; the ordinances of Christ they did not choose to submit to; and would neither go into he kingdom of God or Gospel church state themselves, nor suffer those that were entering to go in, ( Matthew 23:13 ) ; but rather chose their superstition and will worship, according to the tradition of the elders, by which they made the word and worship of God of none effect.

Proverbs 1:29 In-Context

27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind, when distress and trouble overwhelm you.
28 “Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me,
29 since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD.
30 Since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke,
31 they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.

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