The mind of the discerning acquires knowledge,
and the ear of the wise seeks it.
I, Wisdom, share a home with shrewdness
and have knowledge and discretion.
A discerning mind seeks knowledge,
but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.
The wise store up knowledge,
but the mouth of the fool hastens destruction.
The tongue of the wise makes knowledge attractive,
but the mouth of fools blurts out foolishness.
The lips of the wise broadcast knowledge,
but not so the heart of fools.
Every sensible person acts knowledgeably,
but a fool displays his stupidity.
The inexperienced inherit foolishness,
but the sensible are crowned with knowledge.
A mocker seeks wisdom and doesn’t find it,
but knowledge comes easily to the perceptive.
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
but one who hates correction is stupid.
so that you may maintain discretion
and your lips safeguard knowledge.
because wisdom is protection as money is protection,
and the advantage of knowledge
is that wisdom preserves the life of its owner.
Accept my instruction instead of silver,
and knowledge rather than pure gold.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Because you have rejected knowledge,
I will reject you from serving as My priest.
Since you have forgotten the law of your God,
I will also forget your sons.
Let whoever is wise understand these things,
and whoever is insightful recognize them.
For the ways of the Lord are right,
and the righteous walk in them,
but the rebellious stumble in them.
For the lips of a priest should guard knowledge, and people should seek instruction from his mouth, because he is the messenger of the Lord of Hosts.
If you had known what this means: I desire mercy and not sacrifice,you would not have condemned the innocent.
an instructor of the ignorant, a teacher of the immature, having the full expression of knowledge and truth in the law—