"The Fear Of The Lord Is The Beginning Of Wisdom"

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Context: In this poem of praise, the psalmist declares that the acts of God are great and honorable, that God is loving, and that His goodness is eternal. Remembering His covenant, the Lord has given the believers the lands of the heathen and has provided for their needs. The poet concludes by stating that wisdom develops as people revere God, and that those who follow His instructions possess discernment:

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.

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