The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning and the principal and choice part of knowledge [its starting point and its essence]; but fools despise skillful and godly Wisdom, instruction, and discipline. [Ps. 111:10.]AMP
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed are those who heed wisdom's instruction.
Where there is no vision [no redemptive revelation of God], the people perish; but he who keeps the law [of God, which includes that of man]--blessed (happy, fortunate, and enviable) is he. [I Sam. 3:1; Amos 8:11, 12.]AMP
Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.