|I, Wisdom, was with the Lord, when the world was created|
1 My son, if you accept my words
and store up my commands within you,
2 turning your ear to wisdom
and applying your heart to understanding—
3 indeed, if you call out for insight
and cry aloud for understanding,
4 and if you look for it as for silver
and search for it as for hidden treasure,
5 then you will understand the fear of the LORD
and find the knowledge of God.
Seeking wisdom, understanding, insight desperately will teach you to KNOW God, and will teach you the fear of God which will save you from much folly.
6 For the LORD gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
The Lord gives us wisdom, and he also gives us knowledge and understanding.
7 He holds success in store for the upright,
He often gives the upright success, according to his plans for them.
he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
8 for he guards the course of the just
and protects the way of his faithful ones.
He protects those whose walk is blameless.
and fair—every good path.
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
and understanding will guard you.
from men whose words are perverse,
13 who have left the straight paths
to walk in dark ways,
14 who delight in doing wrong
and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,
15 whose paths are crooked
and who are devious in their ways.