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 as good as an inheritance
and an advantage to those who see the sun,
because wisdom is protection as money is protection,
and the advantage of knowledge
is that wisdom preserves the life of its owner.
how much better it is than gold!
And get understanding—
it is preferable to silver.
realize that wisdom is the same for you.
If you find it, you will have a future,
and your hope will never fade.
And I realized that there is an advantage to wisdom over folly, like the advantage of light over darkness.
The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters,
a flowing river, a fountain of wisdom.
Insight is a fountain of life for its possessor,
but the discipline of fools is folly.
Better is a poor but wise youth than an old but foolish king who no longer pays attention to warnings.
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peace-loving, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without favoritism and hypocrisy.
The one who acquires good sense loves himself;
one who safeguards understanding finds success.
Coral and quartz are not worth mentioning.
The price of wisdom is beyond pearls.
Gold and glass do not compare with it,
and articles of fine gold cannot be exchanged for it.
Gold cannot be exchanged for it,
and silver cannot be weighed out for its price.
Wisdom cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir,
in precious onyx or sapphire.
Topaz from Cush cannot compare with it,
and it cannot be valued in pure gold.
Happy is a man who finds wisdom
and who acquires understanding,
She is more precious than jewels;
nothing you desire compares with her.
For wisdom is better than jewels,
and nothing desirable can compare with it.
And I said, “Wisdom is better than strength, but the wisdom of the poor man is despised, and his words are not heeded.”
Wisdom is better than weapons of war,
but one sinner can destroy much good.