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Proverbs 1:7 Expanded Bible (EXB)

Knowledge begins with ·respect [fear; awe] for the Lord,
but fools ·hate [despise] wisdom and ·discipline [self-control; instruction].

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Proverbs 1:7 New International Version (NIV)

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
    but fools[a] despise wisdom and instruction.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 1:7 The Hebrew words rendered fool in Proverbs, and often elsewhere in the Old Testament, denote a person who is morally deficient.
New International Version (NIV)

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