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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11 The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

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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.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

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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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A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.

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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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Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

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