“Take my instruction and not silver,
And knowledge rather than choicest gold.
The law of Your mouth is better to me
Than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
Therefore I love Your commandments
Above gold, yes, above fine gold.
I rejoice at Your word,
As one who finds great spoil.
If you seek her as silver
And search for her as for hidden treasures;
How blessed is the man who finds wisdom
And the man who gains understanding.
“My fruit is better than gold, even pure gold,
And my yield better than choicest silver.
The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver,
The heart of the wicked is worth little.
How much better it is to get wisdom than gold!
And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver.
Buy truth, and do not sell it,
Get wisdom and instruction and understanding.
Wisdom along with an inheritance is good
And an advantage to those who see the sun.
But Peter said, “I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene—walk!”
as sorrowful yet always rejoicing, as poor yet making many rich, as having nothing yet possessing all things.