Proverbs 1:5; Proverbs 10:13; Proverbs 14:33; Proverbs 15:14; Proverbs 15:24; Proverbs 16:21; Proverbs 18:15; Proverbs 19:25; Proverbs 28:2; Proverbs 28:11

Let the wise hear and eincrease in learning,

and the one who understands obtain guidance,

13  On the lips of him who has understanding, wisdom is found,

but xa rod is for the back of him who ylacks sense.

33  Wisdom brests in the heart of a man of understanding,

but it makes itself known even in the midst of fools.1

14  zThe heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge,

but the mouths of fools feed on folly.

24  The path of life leads upward pfor the prudent,

that he may turn away from Sheol beneath.

21  The wise of heart is called discerning,

and sweetness of speech rincreases persuasiveness.

15  An intelligent heart acquires knowledge,

and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

25  qStrike ra scoffer, and the simple will slearn prudence;

treprove a man of understanding, and he will gain knowledge.

When a land transgresses, eit has many rulers,

but with a man of understanding and knowledge,

its stability will long continue.

11  A rich man is wise in his town eyes,

but a poor man who has understanding uwill find him out.