For this cause, do not become foolish, but have discernment as to what is the will of the Lord;
And be not configuring yourselves unto this age, but be transforming yourselves by the renewing of your mind, to the end ye may be proving what is the thing willed by God - the good and acceptable and perfect.
For this cause, we also, from the day when we heard of you , cease not, in your behalf, praying and asking - that ye may be filled unto the personal knowledge of his will, in all spiritual wisdom and discernment,
In everything, give thanks, - for, this, is a thing willed of God, in Christ Jesus, towards you:
And said to the son of earth, Lo! the reverence of the Lord, that, is wisdom, and, to avoid evil, is understanding.
The beginning of wisdom, is the reverence of Yahweh, Good discretion, have all that do them, His praise, endureth for aye.
Then, shalt thou understand the reverence of Yahweh, and, the knowledge of God, shalt thou find.
The wisdom of the prudent, is to understand his way, but, the folly of dullards, is a fraud.
Surely, perverse, is my people Me, have they not known, Foolish sons, they are, Yea without understanding, they are: Wise, they are to commit wickedness, But how to do well, they know not!
If any one intend, his will, to do, he shall get to know concerning the teaching - whether it is, of God, or, I, from myself, am speaking,
Be taking heed, therefore, exactly how ye are walking, - not as unwise, but as wise, -
In wisdom, be walking towards them who are without, - the opportunity, buying out for yourselves,
For the rest, brethren, we request and exhort you, in our Lord Jesus, that, even as ye received from us, how ye must needs walk and please God, - even as ye also do walk, that ye would abound still more.
To the end that, no longer, in men's covetings, but in God's will, ye may live, the still remaining time.
Therefore shall ye observe, and do them , for that, will be your wisdom, and discernment, in the eyes of the peoples, - who will hear all these statutes, and will say - Nevertheless, a people wise and discerning, is this great nation.
Wilt thou, then, give unto thy servant, a heart that hearkeneth, to judge thy people, to discern between good and bad, - for who is able to judge this thine honoured people?
The way of thy precepts, cause thou me to understand, and I will indeed meditate in thy wonders.