Wisdom is supreme—so get wisdom.
And whatever else you get, get understanding.
Get wisdom, get understanding;
don’t forget or turn away from the words of my mouth.
Go to the ant, you slacker!
Observe its ways and become wise.
if you seek it like silver
and search for it like hidden treasure,
Buy—and do not sell—truth,
wisdom, instruction, and understanding.
Learn to be shrewd, you who are inexperienced;
develop common sense, you who are foolish.
If only they were wise, they would figure it out;
they would understand their fate.
Happy is a man who finds wisdom
and who acquires understanding,
My son, if your heart is wise,
my heart will indeed rejoice.
Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,”
and call understanding your relative.
listening closely to wisdom
and directing your heart to understanding;
Teach us to number our days carefully
so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts.
And he will go before Him
in the spirit and power of Elijah,
to turn the hearts of fathers
to their children,
and the disobedient
to the understanding of the righteous,
to make ready for the Lord a prepared people.
Let the message about the Messiah dwell richly among you, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, and singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, with gratitude in your hearts to God.
For learning what wisdom and discipline are;
for understanding insightful sayings;
binding his officials at will
and instructing his elders.
When I applied my mind to know wisdom and to observe the activity that is done on the earth (even though one’s eyes do not close in sleep day or night),