Proverbs 3:13–18; Proverbs 3:13–18; Proverbs 8:32–34; Proverbs 12:14; Proverbs 12:20; Proverbs 14:21; Proverbs 15:13; Proverbs 15:15; Proverbs 15:30; Proverbs 16:20; Proverbs 23:15–16

Blessed Is the One Who Finds Wisdom

13  uBlessed is the one who finds wisdom,

and the one who gets understanding,

14  vfor the gain from her is better than gain from silver

and her profit better than wgold.

15  She is more precious than xjewels,

and ynothing you desire can compare with her.

16  zLong life is in her right hand;

in her left hand are ariches and honor.

17  Her bways are ways of pleasantness,

and all her paths are peace.

18  She is ca tree of life to those who dlay hold of her;

those who hold her fast are called blessed.


Blessed Is the One Who Finds Wisdom

13  uBlessed is the one who finds wisdom,

and the one who gets understanding,

14  vfor the gain from her is better than gain from silver

and her profit better than wgold.

15  She is more precious than xjewels,

and ynothing you desire can compare with her.

16  zLong life is in her right hand;

in her left hand are ariches and honor.

17  Her bways are ways of pleasantness,

and all her paths are peace.

18  She is ca tree of life to those who dlay hold of her;

those who hold her fast are called blessed.


32  And now, lO sons, listen to me:

mblessed are those who keep my ways.

33  nHear instruction and be wise,

and do not neglect it.

34  oBlessed is the one who listens to me,

watching daily at my gates,

waiting beside my doors.


14  From the fruit of his mouth wa man is satisfied with good,

xand the work of a man's hand comes back to him.


20  Deceit is in the heart of fthose who devise evil,

but those who plan peace have joy.


21  Whoever gdespises his neighbor is a sinner,

but hblessed is he who is generous to the poor.


13  wA glad heart makes a cheerful face,

but by xsorrow of heart the spirit is ycrushed.


15  All the days of the afflicted are evil,

but athe cheerful of heart has a continual feast.


30  cThe light of the eyes rejoices the heart,

and dgood news refreshes1 the bones.


20  Whoever gives thought to the word1 pwill discover good,

and blessed is he qwho trusts in the Lord.


15  qMy son, if your heart is wise,

my heart too will be glad.

16  My rinmost being1 will exult

when your lips speak swhat is right.