Fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom.This chapter contrast the wise and the foolish. I so love the above verse, (10), it's just unfortunate that the word "Fear" has such a negative connotation in our world today. Today we think of fear as something scary, that's not what it means here. I went through BibleGateway.com and looked at the different version they have and here are some of the different translations of this verse. I think I like the New Century Version the best.
Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment.
The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning (the chief and choice part) of Wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight and understanding. (Amp)
Respect and obey the Lord!
This is the beginning
To have understanding,
you must know the Holy God. (Contemporary English Version)
To be wise you must first have reverence for the Lord. If you know the Holy One, you have understanding. (Good News Translation)
"Wisdom begins with respect for the Lord,
and understanding begins with knowing the Holy One. (New Century Version)