Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



"But from where will wisdom be found? And {where in the world} [is the] place of understanding? A human being does not know its proper value, and it is not found in [the] land of the living. The deep says, 'It [is] not in me,' and [the] sea says, 'It is not with me.' read more.
"Refined gold cannot be gotten in its place, and silver cannot be weighed out [as] its price. It cannot be bought for the gold of Ophir, for precious onyx or sapphire. Gold and glass cannot be compared with it, and its substitution [cannot be] an ornament of refined gold. Black corals and crystal will not be mentioned, and wisdom's price [is] more than red corals. The topaz of Cush cannot be compared with it; it cannot be bought for pure gold. Indeed, from where does wisdom come? And {where in the world} [is the] place of understanding? It is hidden from [the] eyes of all living, and it is concealed from [the] birds of the heaven. Abaddon and Death say, 'We heard its rumor with our ears.' "God understands its way, and he knows its place, for he himself looks to [the] end of the earth; he sees under all the heaven. {When he gave} weight to the wind and he apportioned [the] waters by measure, {when he made} a rule for the rain and a way for [the] thunder's lightning bolt, then he saw it and talked about it; he established it, and moreover, he explored it. And to the human beings he said, 'Look, the fear of the Lord [is] wisdom, and to depart from evil [is] understanding.'"

Happy [is] {the one} who finds wisdom, and one who obtains understanding. For her income is better than the income of silver, and her revenue than [that of] gold. She is more precious than rubies, and all your desires shall not compare with her. read more.
Length of days [is] in her right hand; in her left hand [are] riches and honor. Her ways [are] ways of pleasantness, and all her paths [are] peace. She is a tree of life for those who seize her; those who take hold of her are considered happy. Yahweh in wisdom founded the earth; he established the heavens in understanding. With his knowledge, depths broke open, and clouds dropped dew. My child, may they not escape from your {sight}; may you keep sound wisdom and prudence. They shall be life for your soul and adornment for your neck. Then you will walk in the confidence of your ways, and your foot will not stumble. If you sit down, you will not panic, and [if] you lie down, then your sleep shall be sweet.

Children, listen [to the] instruction of a father, and be attentive [in order] to know insight. For I have given you good instruction; do not forsake my teaching. When I was a son to my father, tender and alone before my mother, read more.
he taught me and said to me, "May your heart hold fast [to] my words; guard my commandments and live. Get wisdom and insight; do not forget and do not turn from the sayings of my mouth. Do not forsake her--then she will guard you; love her and she will keep you. The beginning of wisdom: Get wisdom! With all [that is in] your possession, gain insight. Cherish her and she will exalt you; she will honor you if you embrace her. She will give a garland for your head; she shall bestow a crown of glory upon you." Listen, my child, take my sayings, and [the] years of your life shall be great. In the way of wisdom I have instructed you; I have led you in the path of uprightness. {When you walk}, your step will not be hampered, and if you run, you will not stumble. Seize the instruction! Do not let go! Guard her, for she is your life.


"But from where will wisdom be found? And {where in the world} [is the] place of understanding? A human being does not know its proper value, and it is not found in [the] land of the living. The deep says, 'It [is] not in me,' and [the] sea says, 'It is not with me.' read more.
"Refined gold cannot be gotten in its place, and silver cannot be weighed out [as] its price. It cannot be bought for the gold of Ophir, for precious onyx or sapphire. Gold and glass cannot be compared with it, and its substitution [cannot be] an ornament of refined gold. Black corals and crystal will not be mentioned, and wisdom's price [is] more than red corals. The topaz of Cush cannot be compared with it; it cannot be bought for pure gold. Indeed, from where does wisdom come? And {where in the world} [is the] place of understanding? It is hidden from [the] eyes of all living, and it is concealed from [the] birds of the heaven. Abaddon and Death say, 'We heard its rumor with our ears.' "God understands its way, and he knows its place, for he himself looks to [the] end of the earth; he sees under all the heaven. {When he gave} weight to the wind and he apportioned [the] waters by measure, {when he made} a rule for the rain and a way for [the] thunder's lightning bolt, then he saw it and talked about it; he established it, and moreover, he explored it. And to the human beings he said, 'Look, the fear of the Lord [is] wisdom, and to depart from evil [is] understanding.'"

Happy [is] {the one} who finds wisdom, and one who obtains understanding. For her income is better than the income of silver, and her revenue than [that of] gold. She is more precious than rubies, and all your desires shall not compare with her. read more.
Length of days [is] in her right hand; in her left hand [are] riches and honor. Her ways [are] ways of pleasantness, and all her paths [are] peace. She is a tree of life for those who seize her; those who take hold of her are considered happy. Yahweh in wisdom founded the earth; he established the heavens in understanding. With his knowledge, depths broke open, and clouds dropped dew. My child, may they not escape from your {sight}; may you keep sound wisdom and prudence. They shall be life for your soul and adornment for your neck. Then you will walk in the confidence of your ways, and your foot will not stumble. If you sit down, you will not panic, and [if] you lie down, then your sleep shall be sweet.

Children, listen [to the] instruction of a father, and be attentive [in order] to know insight. For I have given you good instruction; do not forsake my teaching. When I was a son to my father, tender and alone before my mother, read more.
he taught me and said to me, "May your heart hold fast [to] my words; guard my commandments and live. Get wisdom and insight; do not forget and do not turn from the sayings of my mouth. Do not forsake her--then she will guard you; love her and she will keep you. The beginning of wisdom: Get wisdom! With all [that is in] your possession, gain insight. Cherish her and she will exalt you; she will honor you if you embrace her. She will give a garland for your head; she shall bestow a crown of glory upon you." Listen, my child, take my sayings, and [the] years of your life shall be great. In the way of wisdom I have instructed you; I have led you in the path of uprightness. {When you walk}, your step will not be hampered, and if you run, you will not stumble. Seize the instruction! Do not let go! Guard her, for she is your life.


"But from where will wisdom be found? And {where in the world} [is the] place of understanding? A human being does not know its proper value, and it is not found in [the] land of the living. The deep says, 'It [is] not in me,' and [the] sea says, 'It is not with me.' read more.
"Refined gold cannot be gotten in its place, and silver cannot be weighed out [as] its price. It cannot be bought for the gold of Ophir, for precious onyx or sapphire. Gold and glass cannot be compared with it, and its substitution [cannot be] an ornament of refined gold. Black corals and crystal will not be mentioned, and wisdom's price [is] more than red corals. The topaz of Cush cannot be compared with it; it cannot be bought for pure gold. Indeed, from where does wisdom come? And {where in the world} [is the] place of understanding? It is hidden from [the] eyes of all living, and it is concealed from [the] birds of the heaven. Abaddon and Death say, 'We heard its rumor with our ears.' "God understands its way, and he knows its place, for he himself looks to [the] end of the earth; he sees under all the heaven. {When he gave} weight to the wind and he apportioned [the] waters by measure, {when he made} a rule for the rain and a way for [the] thunder's lightning bolt, then he saw it and talked about it; he established it, and moreover, he explored it. And to the human beings he said, 'Look, the fear of the Lord [is] wisdom, and to depart from evil [is] understanding.'"

Happy [is] {the one} who finds wisdom, and one who obtains understanding. For her income is better than the income of silver, and her revenue than [that of] gold. She is more precious than rubies, and all your desires shall not compare with her. read more.
Length of days [is] in her right hand; in her left hand [are] riches and honor. Her ways [are] ways of pleasantness, and all her paths [are] peace. She is a tree of life for those who seize her; those who take hold of her are considered happy. Yahweh in wisdom founded the earth; he established the heavens in understanding. With his knowledge, depths broke open, and clouds dropped dew. My child, may they not escape from your {sight}; may you keep sound wisdom and prudence. They shall be life for your soul and adornment for your neck. Then you will walk in the confidence of your ways, and your foot will not stumble. If you sit down, you will not panic, and [if] you lie down, then your sleep shall be sweet.

Children, listen [to the] instruction of a father, and be attentive [in order] to know insight. For I have given you good instruction; do not forsake my teaching. When I was a son to my father, tender and alone before my mother, read more.
he taught me and said to me, "May your heart hold fast [to] my words; guard my commandments and live. Get wisdom and insight; do not forget and do not turn from the sayings of my mouth. Do not forsake her--then she will guard you; love her and she will keep you. The beginning of wisdom: Get wisdom! With all [that is in] your possession, gain insight. Cherish her and she will exalt you; she will honor you if you embrace her. She will give a garland for your head; she shall bestow a crown of glory upon you." Listen, my child, take my sayings, and [the] years of your life shall be great. In the way of wisdom I have instructed you; I have led you in the path of uprightness. {When you walk}, your step will not be hampered, and if you run, you will not stumble. Seize the instruction! Do not let go! Guard her, for she is your life.


I applied my mind to seek and to search by wisdom all that is done under the heavens. It [is] a grievous task God has given to {humans}.

I applied my mind to know wisdom and to understand the business that is done on earth--how neither day nor night one's eyes see sleep.

Let my cry come before you, O Yahweh; give me understanding according to your word.


"But from where will wisdom be found? And {where in the world} [is the] place of understanding?

Indeed, from where does wisdom come? And {where in the world} [is the] place of understanding?

Next, I considered wisdom, as well as delusion and folly. What can anyone [do] who will come after the king that has not already been done?

I set my mind to try to seek wisdom and the plan, and to know that wickedness [is] foolishness and that folly [is] delusion.


"But from where will wisdom be found? And {where in the world} [is the] place of understanding? A human being does not know its proper value, and it is not found in [the] land of the living. The deep says, 'It [is] not in me,' and [the] sea says, 'It is not with me.' read more.
"Refined gold cannot be gotten in its place, and silver cannot be weighed out [as] its price. It cannot be bought for the gold of Ophir, for precious onyx or sapphire. Gold and glass cannot be compared with it, and its substitution [cannot be] an ornament of refined gold. Black corals and crystal will not be mentioned, and wisdom's price [is] more than red corals. The topaz of Cush cannot be compared with it; it cannot be bought for pure gold. Indeed, from where does wisdom come? And {where in the world} [is the] place of understanding? It is hidden from [the] eyes of all living, and it is concealed from [the] birds of the heaven. Abaddon and Death say, 'We heard its rumor with our ears.' "God understands its way, and he knows its place, for he himself looks to [the] end of the earth; he sees under all the heaven. {When he gave} weight to the wind and he apportioned [the] waters by measure, {when he made} a rule for the rain and a way for [the] thunder's lightning bolt, then he saw it and talked about it; he established it, and moreover, he explored it. And to the human beings he said, 'Look, the fear of the Lord [is] wisdom, and to depart from evil [is] understanding.'"

Happy [is] {the one} who finds wisdom, and one who obtains understanding. For her income is better than the income of silver, and her revenue than [that of] gold. She is more precious than rubies, and all your desires shall not compare with her. read more.
Length of days [is] in her right hand; in her left hand [are] riches and honor. Her ways [are] ways of pleasantness, and all her paths [are] peace. She is a tree of life for those who seize her; those who take hold of her are considered happy. Yahweh in wisdom founded the earth; he established the heavens in understanding. With his knowledge, depths broke open, and clouds dropped dew. My child, may they not escape from your {sight}; may you keep sound wisdom and prudence. They shall be life for your soul and adornment for your neck. Then you will walk in the confidence of your ways, and your foot will not stumble. If you sit down, you will not panic, and [if] you lie down, then your sleep shall be sweet.

Children, listen [to the] instruction of a father, and be attentive [in order] to know insight. For I have given you good instruction; do not forsake my teaching. When I was a son to my father, tender and alone before my mother, read more.
he taught me and said to me, "May your heart hold fast [to] my words; guard my commandments and live. Get wisdom and insight; do not forget and do not turn from the sayings of my mouth. Do not forsake her--then she will guard you; love her and she will keep you. The beginning of wisdom: Get wisdom! With all [that is in] your possession, gain insight. Cherish her and she will exalt you; she will honor you if you embrace her. She will give a garland for your head; she shall bestow a crown of glory upon you." Listen, my child, take my sayings, and [the] years of your life shall be great. In the way of wisdom I have instructed you; I have led you in the path of uprightness. {When you walk}, your step will not be hampered, and if you run, you will not stumble. Seize the instruction! Do not let go! Guard her, for she is your life.


"But from where will wisdom be found? And {where in the world} [is the] place of understanding? A human being does not know its proper value, and it is not found in [the] land of the living. The deep says, 'It [is] not in me,' and [the] sea says, 'It is not with me.' read more.
"Refined gold cannot be gotten in its place, and silver cannot be weighed out [as] its price. It cannot be bought for the gold of Ophir, for precious onyx or sapphire. Gold and glass cannot be compared with it, and its substitution [cannot be] an ornament of refined gold. Black corals and crystal will not be mentioned, and wisdom's price [is] more than red corals. The topaz of Cush cannot be compared with it; it cannot be bought for pure gold.