The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom;
his tongue speaks what is just.
My mouth speaks wisdom;
my heart’s meditation brings understanding.
Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning,
but a rod is for the back of the one who lacks sense.
Instruct a wise man, and he will be wiser still;
teach a righteous man, and he will learn more.
Those who are wise among the people will give understanding to many, yet they will die by sword and flame, and be captured and plundered for a time.
Who is like the wise person, and who knows the interpretation of a matter? A man’s wisdom brightens his face, and the sternness of his face is changed.
The one who walks with the wise will become wise,
but a companion of fools will suffer harm.
A house is built by wisdom,
and it is established by understanding;
Those who are wise will shine
like the bright expanse of the heavens,
and those who lead many to righteousness,
like the stars forever and ever.
I have observed that this also is wisdom under the sun, and it is significant to me:
If only you would shut up
and let that be your wisdom!
About Edom, this is what the Lord of Hosts says:Is there no longer wisdom in Teman?
Has counsel perished from the prudent?
Has their wisdom rotted away?
When a mocker is punished,
the inexperienced become wiser;
when one teaches a wise man,
he acquires knowledge.
The one who keeps a command will not experience anything harmful, and a wise heart knows the right time and procedure.
We proclaim Him, warning and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature in Christ.
Who is wise and has understanding among you? He should show his works by good conduct with wisdom’s gentleness.
“The master praised the unrighteous manager because he had acted astutely. For the sons of this age are more astute than the sons of light in dealing with their own people.