Thematic Bible: The attributes of wisdom

Thematic Bible

Does not wisdom call, and understanding raise its voice? {Atop the heights} beside the road, at the crossroads she stands. Beside gates, before towns, [at the] entrance of doors, she cries out: read more.
"To you, O {people}, I call, and my cry is to the children of humankind. Learn prudence, O simple ones; fools, learn {intelligence}. Listen! For noble things I will speak, and upright things from the opening of my lips. My mouth will utter truth, and wickedness [is] an abomination to my lips. All sayings of my mouth [are] in righteousness; none of them are twisted and crooked. All of them are straight to him who understands, and upright to those who find knowledge. Take my teaching and not silver; may you choose knowledge rather than choice gold. For wisdom is better than jewels, and all desires shall not compare with her. I, wisdom, live with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion. The fear of Yahweh [is] hatred of evil, pride, and arrogance and an evil way. And I hate a mouth of perversity. {Advice and sound judgment} are mine; I am understanding, {strength is mine}. By me kings reign, and rulers decree righteousness. By me rulers rule, and nobles--all judges of righteousness. I love {those who love me}, and those who seek me diligently shall find me. Fortune and glory [are] with me, enduring wealth and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, even refined gold, and my yield than choice silver. In the way of righteousness I walk, in the midst of paths of justice, [in order] to endow those who love me [with] wealth, and I will fill their treasuries. "Yahweh possessed me, [the] first of his ways, before his acts {of old}. From eternity, I was set up from [the] first, from the beginning of the earth. When there were no depths, I was brought forth, when there were no springs of {abounding} water. Before mountains had been shaped, before hills, I was brought forth. When he had not yet made earth and fields, or the first dust of the world, {when he established} the heavens, there I [was], {when he drew} a circle upon the face of the deep, {when he made} skies from above, when he founded fountains of the deep, {when he assigned} his limits to the sea, that waters shall not transgress his {command}, {when he marked} the foundations of the earth, I was {beside} him, a master workman, and I was delighting day by day, rejoicing before him {always}, rejoicing in the world of his earth, and my delight [was] with the children of humankind.