|Proverbs 8:13,3:7,16:6,9:10 |
13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil. I hate pride, arrogance, the evil way, and deceitfulness.
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and depart from evil. [The beginning of the fear of God is to depart from evil.]
6 By mercy and truth iniquity [sin] is purged [from the heart], and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil. [What truth purges evil to make you free of sin?—the word of truth that you hear spoken to you by the Lord. If you continue in my word, you are true disciples; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:31-32. In what word are you to continue or abide and obey?—the word that is within your heart to hear and obey, Rom 10:8, Deu 30:11-15. The beginning of the fear of God is to depart from evil.]
10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.