The Beginning of Wisdom

Thoughts on Proverbs 1:1-7

Here are some “similar” words used in these few verses. It must be significant that they used a particular word over another. How is one word different from the other? I think a study of the original text is important.

  • Knowledge
  • Wisdom
  • Instruction
  • Understanding
  • Insight
  • Prudence
  • Discretion 
  • Learning
  • Guidance

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.”‭‭

Proverbs‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭ESV‬‬

As I start my journey through Proverbs, this verse should be at the foundation. The proverbs are meaningless without the fear of the Lord. 

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