Prologue

In the land of Uz(A) there lived a man whose name was Job.(B) This man was blameless(C) and upright;(D) he feared God(E) and shunned evil.(F)

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28 And he said to the human race,
    “The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom,
    and to shun evil(A) is understanding.”(B)

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10 The fear of the Lord(A) is the beginning of wisdom;(B)
    all who follow his precepts have good understanding.(C)
    To him belongs eternal praise.(D)

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then you will understand the fear of the Lord
    and find the knowledge of God.(A)

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Do not be wise in your own eyes;(A)
    fear the Lord(B) and shun evil.(C)

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10 The fear of the Lord(A) is the beginning of wisdom,
    and knowledge of the Holy One(B) is understanding.(C)

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13 Now all has been heard;
    here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God(A) and keep his commandments,(B)
    for this is the duty of all mankind.(C)

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“This is what the Sovereign Lord says: This is Jerusalem, which I have set in the center of the nations, with countries all around her.(A)

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