4 to give prudence to cthe simple,
knowledge and ddiscretion to the youth—
5 Let the wise hear and eincrease in learning,
and the one who understands obtain guidance,
6 to understand a proverb and a saying,
7 hThe fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction.
3 yes, if you call out for insight
and raise your voice wfor understanding,
4 if you seek it like xsilver
and search for it as for yhidden treasures,
5 then zyou will understand the fear of the Lord
and find the knowledge of God.
6 For athe Lord gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
10 for wisdom will come into your heart,
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;
understanding will guard you,
12 delivering you from the way of evil,
from men of perverted speech,
9 They are all ystraight to him who understands,
and right to those who find knowledge.
10 zTake my instruction instead of silver,
and knowledge rather than choice gold,
11 afor wisdom is better than jewels,
and ball that you may desire cannot compare with her.
12 “I, wisdom, dwell with prudence,
and I find knowledge and cdiscretion.
10 pThe fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
and qthe knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
14 The wise zlay up knowledge,
but athe mouth of a fool brings ruin near.
9 With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor,
but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.
23 kA prudent man conceals knowledge,
kbut the heart of fools proclaims folly.
but pknowledge is easy for a man of understanding.
7 Leave the presence of a fool,
for there you do not meet words of knowledge.
18 The simple inherit folly,
but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge,
but fthe mouths of fools pour out folly.
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.
2 Desire1 without knowledge is not good,
and whoever cmakes haste with his feet misses his way.
27 Cease to hear instruction, my son,
vand you will stray from the words of knowledge.
12 The eyes of the Lord keep watch over knowledge,
but he ioverthrows the words of the traitor.
12 Apply your heart to instruction
and your ear to words of knowledge.
3 By ywisdom a house is built,
and by understanding it is established;
4 by knowledge the rooms are filled
with all zprecious and pleasant riches.
5 aA wise man is full of strength,
and a man of knowledge enhances his might,
2 When a land transgresses, eit has many rulers,
but with a man of understanding and knowledge,
its stability will long continue.