Proverbs 2:2–7; Proverbs 3:5; Proverbs 14:6; Proverbs 14:29; Proverbs 14:33; Proverbs 15:32; Proverbs 16:21; Proverbs 17:10; Proverbs 17:27; Proverbs 18:2; Proverbs 19:8; Proverbs 20:5; Proverbs 21:30; Proverbs 28:16

making your ear attentive to wisdom

and inclining your heart to understanding;

yes, if you call out for insight

and raise your voice wfor understanding,

if you seek it like xsilver

and search for it as for yhidden treasures,

then zyou will understand the fear of the Lord

and find the knowledge of God.

For athe Lord gives wisdom;

from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;

he stores up sound wisdom for the upright;

he is ba shield to those who cwalk in integrity,

iTrust in the Lord with all your heart,

and jdo not lean on your own understanding.

nA scoffer seeks wisdom oin vain,

but pknowledge is easy for a man of understanding.

29  Whoever is sslow to anger has great understanding,

but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.

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

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

32  Whoever gignores instruction hdespises himself,

but he who listens to reproof igains intelligence.

21  The wise of heart is called discerning,

and sweetness of speech rincreases persuasiveness.

10  A rebuke goes deeper into a man of understanding

than a hundred blows into a fool.

27  Whoever wrestrains his words has knowledge,

and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.

A fool takes no pleasure in understanding,

but only zin expressing his opinion.

lWhoever gets sense loves his own soul;

he who keeps understanding will mdiscover good.

The purpose in a man’s heart is like gdeep water,

but a man of understanding will draw it out.

30  mNo wisdom, no understanding, no counsel

can avail against the Lord.

16  A ruler who elacks understanding is a cruel oppressor,

but he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.