Proverbs

Proverbs 9:10

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.



Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.
Reverent fear of God is the beginning and the preeminent part of wisdom, its starting point and its essence.

Knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Knowledge of the Holy One is understanding and spiritual insight.

Proverbs 8:13

The fear of the Lord is to hate evil;
Pride and arrogance and the evil way
And the perverse mouth I hate.



To fear God is to hate evil.
The reverent fear and worshipful awe of God includes the hatred of evil.

We should hate pride.
We should hate arrogance.

We should hate evil behavior.
We should hate the evil way.

We should hate perverse speech.
We should hate the perverted mouth.