Proverbs 4:7

7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get[a] wisdom. Though it cost all you have,[b] get understanding.

Proverbs 4:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
ESV
7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight.
NLT
7 Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.
MSG
7 Above all and before all, do this: Get Wisdom! Write this at the top of your list: Get Understanding!
CSB
7 Wisdom is supreme-so get wisdom. And whatever else you get, get understanding.

Proverbs 4:7 In-Context

5 Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them.
6 Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you.
7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.
8 Cherish her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you.
9 She will give you a garland to grace your head and present you with a glorious crown.”

Cross References 2

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. Or "Wisdom is supreme; therefore get"
  • [b]. Or "wisdom. / Whatever else you get"
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