ebind them around your neck;
fwrite them on the tablet of your heart.
in the sight of God and man.
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.
those who hold her fast are called blessed.
35 The wise will inherit honor,
but fools get1 disgrace.
7 pThe beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom,
and whatever you get, get ginsight.
8 Prize her highly, and she will exalt you;
9 She will place on your head sa graceful garland;
she will bestow on you a beautiful crown.”
7 oThe memory of the righteous is a blessing,
but pthe name of the wicked will rot.
16 uA gracious woman gets honor,
and vviolent men get riches.
26 oThe people curse him who holds back grain,
27 Whoever diligently seeks good seeks favor,1
but evil comes to rhim who searches for it.
8 A man is commended according to his good sense,
but one of twisted mind is ndespised.
9 Better to be lowly and have a servant
than to play the great man and lack bread.
but the way of the treacherous is their ruin.1
18 Poverty and disgrace come to him who tignores instruction,
35 A servant who deals wisely has cthe king’s favor,
but his wrath falls on one who acts shamefully.
33 jThe fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom,
and khumility comes before honor.
13 dRighteous lips are the delight of a king,
and he loves him who speaks what is right.
28 Even a fool xwho keeps silent is considered wise;
when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.
12 mBefore destruction a man’s heart is haughty,
but nhumility comes before honor.
11 Even a child pmakes himself known by his acts,
by whether his conduct is pure and upright.1
21 Whoever zpursues righteousness and kindness
will find alife, righteousness, and honor.
4 The reward for humility and fear of the Lord
6 Do not put yourself forward in the king’s presence
or stand in the place of the great,
7 for uit is better to be told, “Come up here,”
than to be put lower in the presence of a noble.
What your eyes have seen
13 Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest
is ba faithful messenger to those who send him;
he refreshes the soul of his masters.
27 It is qnot good to eat much honey,
18 rWhoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit,
and he who sguards his master will be honored.
23 Whoever prebukes a man will afterward find more favor
than qhe who flatters with his tongue.
17 yDiscipline your son, and he will give you rest;
he will give delight to your heart.
25 iStrength and dignity are her clothing,
and she laughs at the time to come.
26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,
and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
27 She looks well to the ways of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
but you surpass them all.”
30 lCharm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands,
and let her works praise her in the gates.