So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, [and] apply thine heart to understanding;
This wisdom have I seen also under the sun, and it [seemed] great unto me:
Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment.
Who [is] as the wise [man]? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.
Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth [his] substance.
Whoso keepeth the law [is] a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous [men] shameth his father.
Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all [things].
So [shall] the knowledge of wisdom [be] unto thy soul: when thou hast found [it], then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.
My son, eat thou honey, because [it is] good; and the honeycomb, [which is] sweet to thy taste:
Buy the truth, and sell [it] not; [also] wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.
Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.
That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?
Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge,
That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee.
For [it is] a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.
Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.
[There was] a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it:
Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, [even] to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, [many] days.
And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do [exploits].
And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I [am] the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these [things] I delight, saith the LORD.
Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise [man] glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty [man] glory in his might, let not the rich [man] glory in his riches:
And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, [and] strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD [is] his treasure.
They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
The words of the wise [are] as goads, and as nails fastened [by] the masters of assemblies, [which] are given from one shepherd.
The words of a wise man's mouth [are] gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.
Wisdom [is] better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good.
The words of wise [men are] heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.
Then said I, Wisdom [is] better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom [is] despised, and his words are not heard.
When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.
Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors [is] hard.
The law of the wise [is] a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
The way of a fool [is] right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel [is] wise.
A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.
Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof [is] brutish.
He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.
An hypocrite with [his] mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.
[It is] as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.
The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.
Wise [men] lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish [is] near destruction.
In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod [is] for the back of him that is void of understanding.
The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.
If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but [if] thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear [it].
For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.
The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy [is] understanding.
Give [instruction] to a wise [man], and he will be yet wiser: teach a just [man], and he will increase in learning.
Every prudent [man] dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open [his] folly.
A scorner seeketh wisdom, and [findeth it] not: but knowledge [is] easy unto him that understandeth.
Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not [in him] the lips of knowledge.
The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
Wisdom [is] before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool [are] in the ends of the earth.
A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.
Pleasant words [are as] an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.
Understanding [is] a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools [is] folly.
The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.
He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy [is] he.
How much better [is it] to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!
The fear of the LORD [is] the instruction of wisdom; and before honour [is] humility.
The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish [doeth] not so.
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but [that which is] in the midst of fools is made known.
The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
A wise [man] feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.
The wisdom of the prudent [is] to understand his way: but the folly of fools [is] deceit.
Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.
Then shall we know, [if] we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter [and] former rain unto the earth.
1 John 4:6
We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
2 Corinthians 2:11
Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
1 Corinthians 14:20
Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.
1 Corinthians 13:11
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
1 Corinthians 3:18
Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
1 Corinthians 2:16
For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
1 Corinthians 2:15
But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
1 Corinthians 2:14
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them], because they are spiritually discerned.
1 Corinthians 2:13
Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
1 Corinthians 2:12
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
1 Corinthians 2:11
For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
1 Corinthians 2:10
But God hath revealed [them] unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
1 Corinthians 2:9
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
1 Corinthians 2:8
Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known [it], they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
1 Corinthians 2:7
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, [even] the hidden [wisdom], which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
1 Corinthians 2:6
Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:
2 Corinthians 8:7
Therefore, as ye abound in every [thing, in] faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and [in] all diligence, and [in] your love to us, [see] that ye abound in this grace also.
But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
Who [is] a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
2 Timothy 3:15
And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
1 Timothy 2:4
Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
1 Thessalonians 5:5
Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
1 Thessalonians 5:4
But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
And have put on the new [man], which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
Yea doubtless, and I count all things [but] loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them [but] dung, that I may win Christ,
But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord [is].
See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
For your obedience is come abroad unto all [men]. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil.
And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.
And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
But the wise answered, saying, [Not so]; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
They that [were] foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
And five of them were wise, and five [were] foolish.
Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great [is] that darkness!
The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
Who [is] wise, and he shall understand these [things]? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD [are] right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.
Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake.
O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.
For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received [them], and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
I am the good shepherd, and know my [sheep], and am known of mine.
And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or [whether] I speak of myself.
If thy whole body therefore [be] full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.
Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.
The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when [thine eye] is evil, thy body also [is] full of darkness.
But wisdom is justified of all her children.
And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him [any question].
And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love [his] neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:
For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine [which] I have mingled.
That thou mayest walk in the way of good [men], and keep the paths of the righteous.
For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, [saying],
The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of knowledge: [but] fools despise wisdom and instruction.
A wise [man] will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
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.
Whoso [is] wise, and will observe these [things], even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.
But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;
Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, [and] liftest up thy voice for understanding;
None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.
For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.
Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.
To deliver thee from the strange woman, [even] from the stranger [which] flattereth with her words;
Whose ways [are] crooked, and [they] froward in their paths:
Who rejoice to do evil, [and] delight in the frowardness of the wicked;
Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;
To deliver thee from the way of the evil [man], from the man that speaketh froward things;
Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:
When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;
Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; [yea], every good path.
He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.
He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: [he is] a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth [cometh] knowledge and understanding.
Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as [for] hid treasures;
Psalms 76:1 In Judah [is] God known: his name [is] great in Israel.
And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
But where shall wisdom be found? and where [is] the place of understanding?
He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out to light the shadow of death.
He leadeth counsellors away spoiled, and maketh the judges fools.
With him [is] strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver [are] his.
With him [is] wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding.
With the ancient [is] wisdom; and in length of days understanding.
Doth not the ear try words? and the mouth taste his meat?
In whose hand [is] the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.
Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this?
Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.
But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:
But I have understanding as well as you; I [am] not inferior to you: yea, who knoweth not such things as these?
No doubt but ye [are] the people, and wisdom shall die with you.
Shall not they teach thee, [and] tell thee, and utter words out of their heart?
For enquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thyself to the search of their fathers:
Lo this, we have searched it, so it [is]; hear it, and know thou [it] for thy good.
Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.
The depth saith, It [is] not in me: and the sea saith, [It is] not with me.
It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed [for] the price thereof.
Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee.
Great men are not [always] wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.
And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that [is] wisdom; and to depart from evil [is] understanding.
Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out.
When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:
To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure.
For he looketh to the ends of the earth, [and] seeth under the whole heaven;
God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof.
Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with our ears.
Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.
Whence then cometh wisdom? and where [is] the place of understanding?
The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.
No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom [is] above rubies.
The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it [shall not be for] jewels of fine gold.
It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.
O that they were wise, [that] they understood this, [that] they would consider their latter end!
Happy [is] the man [that] findeth wisdom, and the man [that] getteth understanding.
Whoso [is] simple, let him turn in hither: [as for] him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,
I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:
My fruit [is] better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.
Riches and honour [are] with me; [yea], durable riches and righteousness.
I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
By me princes rule, and nobles, [even] all the judges of the earth.
Counsel [is] mine, and sound wisdom: I [am] understanding; I have strength.
The fear of the LORD [is] to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.
For wisdom [is] better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.
They [are] all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.
All the words of my mouth [are] in righteousness; [there is] nothing froward or perverse in them.
For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness [is] an abomination to my lips.
Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips [shall be] right things.
O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.
That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.
The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.
I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city,
She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.
Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:
But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.
For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD.
Blessed [is] the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed [are they that] keep my ways.
Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights [were] with the sons of men.
Then I was by him, [as] one brought up [with him]: and I was daily [his] delight, rejoicing always before him;
When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:
When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:
When he prepared the heavens, I [was] there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:
While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.
Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:
When [there were] no depths, I was brought forth; when [there were] no fountains abounding with water.
Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice [is] to the sons of man.
She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.
Get wisdom, get understanding: forget [it] not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.
He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.
The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.
Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.
For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.
Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.
When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.
Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.
So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.
My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:
By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.
The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.
She [is] a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy [is every one] that retaineth her.
Her ways [are] ways of pleasantness, and all her paths [are] peace.
Length of days [is] in her right hand; [and] in her left hand riches and honour.
She [is] more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.
Wisdom [is] the principal thing; [therefore] get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.
She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.
Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?
Say unto wisdom, Thou [art] my sister; and call understanding [thy] kinswoman:
Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.
Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.
And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;
For they [are] life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
The way of the wicked [is] as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.
But the path of the just [is] as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Take fast hold of instruction; let [her] not go: keep her; for she [is] thy life.
When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.
I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.
Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.
She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.
For the merchandise of it [is] better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.