Proverbs 10:14; Proverbs 11:9; Proverbs 13:16; Proverbs 14:18; Proverbs 15:2; Proverbs 15:7; Proverbs 15:14; Proverbs 18:15; Proverbs 19:2; Proverbs 20:15; Proverbs 21:11; Proverbs 23:12; Proverbs 24:3–5

14  The wise zlay up knowledge,

but athe mouth of a fool brings ruin near.


With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor,

but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.


16  qEvery prudent man acts with knowledge,

rbut a fool flaunts his folly.


18  The simple inherit folly,

but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.


The tongue of the wise commends knowledge,

but fthe mouths of fools pour out folly.


nThe lips of the wise spread knowledge;

nnot so the hearts of fools.1


14  zThe heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge,

but the mouths of fools feed on folly.


15  An intelligent heart acquires knowledge,

and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.


Desire1 without knowledge is not good,

and whoever cmakes haste with his feet misses his way.


15  There is gold and abundance of vcostly stones,

wbut the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.


11  When oa scoffer is punished, the simple becomes wise;

when a wise man is instructed, he gains knowledge.


12  Apply your heart to instruction

and your ear to words of knowledge.


By ywisdom a house is built,

and by understanding it is established;

by knowledge the rooms are filled

with all zprecious and pleasant riches.

aA wise man is full of strength,

and a man of knowledge enhances his might,