“With Him are wisdom and might;
To Him belong counsel and understanding.
“Wise in heart and mighty in strength,
Who has defied Him without harm?
“Behold, God is mighty but does not despise any;
He is mighty in strength of understanding.
And show you the secrets of wisdom!
For sound wisdom has two sides.
Know then that God forgets a part of your iniquity.
“With Him are strength and sound wisdom,
The misled and the misleader belong to Him.
“Where then does wisdom come from?
And where is the place of understanding?
So Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite spoke out and said,
“I am young in years and you are old;
Therefore I was shy and afraid to tell you what I think.
“Who has put wisdom in the innermost being
Or given understanding to the mind?
Great is our Lord and abundant in strength;
His understanding is infinite.
For the Lord gives wisdom;
From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
“Counsel is mine and sound wisdom;
I am understanding, power is mine.
Who has directed the Spirit of the Lord,
Or as His counselor has informed Him?
Declaring the end from the beginning,
And from ancient times things which have not been done,
Saying, ‘My purpose will be established,
And I will accomplish all My good pleasure’;
It is He who made the earth by His power,
Who established the world by His wisdom;
And by His understanding He has stretched out the heavens.
“Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever,
For wisdom and power belong to Him.
for I will give you utterance and wisdom which none of your opponents will be able to resist or refute.
For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who became His counselor?
but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight
also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will,
in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.