Give me understanding, that I may observe Your law And keep it with all my heart.
The arrogant have forged a lie against me; With all my heart I will observe Your precepts.
Your hands made me and fashioned me; Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.
Then you will discern the fear of the LORD And discover the knowledge of God.
"Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.
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.
"So keep and do them, for that is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes and say, 'Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.'
"And to man He said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; And to depart from evil is understanding.'"
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever.
I sought Your favor with all my heart; Be gracious to me according to Your word.
"Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
"If anyone is willing to do His will, he will know of the teaching, whether it is of God or whether I speak from Myself.
But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does.
If, however, you are fulfilling the royal law according to the Scripture, "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF," you are doing well.
Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom.
Do not speak against one another, brethren He who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks against the law and judges the law; but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge of it.