The path of the wise leads upward to life, that he may avoid [the gloom] in the depths of Sheol (Hades, the place of the dead).
And they will be life to your inner self, and a gracious ornament to your neck (your outer self).
For whoever finds me [Wisdom] finds life and draws forth and obtains favor from the Lord.
Understanding is a wellspring of life to those who have it, but to give instruction to fools is folly.
Leave off, simple ones [forsake the foolish and simpleminded] and live! And walk in the way of insight and understanding.
Take firm hold of instruction, do not let go; guard her, for she is your life.
He who heeds instruction and correction is [not only himself] in the way of life [but also] is a way of life for others. And he who neglects or refuses reproof [not only himself] goes astray [but also] causes to err and is a path toward ruin for others.
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, that one may avoid the snares of death.
For the commandment is a lamp, and the whole teaching [of the law] is light, and reproofs of discipline are the way of life,
She loses sight of and walks not in the path of life; her ways wind about aimlessly, and you cannot know them.