the training of the body has a limited benefit,
but godliness is beneficial in every way,
since it holds promise for the present life
and also for the life to come.
There is profit in all hard work,
but endless talk leads only to poverty.
Your wickedness affects a person like yourself,
and your righteousness another human being.
Wisdom is as good as an inheritance
and an advantage to those who see the sun,
Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work, to slander no one, to avoid fighting, and to be kind, always showing gentleness to all people. For we too were once foolish, disobedient, deceived, captives of various passions and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, detesting one another. read more.
But when the goodness and love for man appeared from God our Savior, He saved us- not by works of righteousness that we had done, but according to His mercy, through the washing of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit. This [Spirit] He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that having been justified by His grace, we may become heirs with the hope of eternal life. This saying is trustworthy. I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed God might be careful to devote themselves to good works. These are good and profitable for everyone.
And I said, “Wisdom is better than strength, but the wisdom of the poor man is despised, and his words are not heeded.”
If the ax is dull, and one does not sharpen its edge,
then one must exert more strength;
however, the advantage of wisdom is that it brings success.
Wisdom is the focus of the perceptive,
but a fool’s eyes roam to the ends of the earth.
Wisdom is supreme—so get wisdom.
And whatever else you get, get understanding.
For wisdom is better than precious stones, and nothing desirable can compare with it. I, Wisdom, share a home with shrewdness and have knowledge and discretion. To fear the Lord is to hate evil. I hate arrogant pride, evil conduct, and perverse speech. read more.
I possess good advice and competence; I have understanding and strength.
Wisdom is inaccessible to a fool;
he does not open his mouth at the gate.
Wisdom is as good as an inheritance, and an advantage to those who see the sun. For wisdom is protection as money is protection, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of its owner.