11 The Lord values those who fear him,
those who put their hope in his faithful love.(A)

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11 the Lord delights(A) in those who fear him,(B)
    who put their hope(C) in his unfailing love.(D)

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The fear of the Lord
is the beginning of knowledge;(A)
fools despise wisdom and discipline.(B)

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The fear of the Lord(A) is the beginning of knowledge,
    but fools[a] despise wisdom(B) and instruction.(C)

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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.

He was a devout man and feared God along with his whole household. He did many charitable deeds for the Jewish people and always prayed to God.(A)

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He and all his family were devout and God-fearing;(A) he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly.

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He spoke with a loud voice:(A) “Fear God(B) and give him glory,(C) because the hour of his judgment has come.(D) Worship the one who made heaven and earth,(E) the sea and the springs of water.”

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He said in a loud voice, “Fear God(A) and give him glory,(B) because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made(C) the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.”(D)

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