'Godly' in the Bible
That people may know skillful and godly Wisdom and instruction, discern and comprehend the words of understanding and insight,
The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning and the principal and choice part of knowledge [its starting point and its essence]; but fools despise skillful and godly Wisdom, instruction, and discipline.
Making your ear attentive to skillful and godly Wisdom and inclining and directing your heart and mind to understanding [applying all your powers to the quest for it];
If you seek [Wisdom] as for silver and search for skillful and godly Wisdom as for hidden treasures,
For the Lord gives skillful and godly Wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
He hides away sound and godly Wisdom and stores it for the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with Him); He is a shield to those who walk uprightly and in integrity,
guarding the paths of just judgment and keeping the way of his godly ones.
For skillful and godly Wisdom shall enter into your heart, and knowledge shall be pleasant to you.
Happy (blessed, fortunate, enviable) is the man who finds skillful and godly Wisdom, and the man who gets understanding [drawing it forth from God's Word and life's experiences],
Skillful and godly Wisdom is more precious than rubies; and nothing you can wish for is to be compared to her.
The Lord by skillful and godly Wisdom has founded the earth; by understanding He has established the heavens.
My son, let them not escape from your sight, but keep sound and godly Wisdom and discretion,
Get skillful and godly Wisdom, get understanding (discernment, comprehension, and interpretation); do not forget and do not turn back from the words of my mouth.
The beginning of Wisdom is: get Wisdom (skillful and godly Wisdom)! [For skillful and godly Wisdom is the principal thing.] And with all you have gotten, get understanding (discernment, comprehension, and interpretation).
I have taught you in the way of skillful and godly Wisdom [which is comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God]; I have led you in paths of uprightness.
My son, be attentive to my Wisdom [godly Wisdom learned by actual and costly experience], and incline your ear to my understanding [of what is becoming and prudent for you],
For the ways of man are directly before the eyes of the Lord, and He [Who would have us live soberly, chastely, and godly] carefully weighs all man's goings.
Say to skillful and godly Wisdom, You are my sister, and regard understanding or insight as your intimate friend -- "
Does not skillful and godly Wisdom cry out, and understanding raise her voice [in contrast to the loose woman]?
On the top of the heights beside the way, where the paths meet, stands Wisdom [skillful and godly];
For skillful and godly Wisdom is better than rubies or pearls, and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
On the lips of him who has discernment skillful and godly Wisdom is found, but discipline and the rod are for the back of him who is without sense and understanding.
It is as sport to a [self-confident] fool to do wickedness, but to have skillful and godly Wisdom is pleasure and relaxation to a man of understanding.
The mouths of the righteous (those harmonious with God) bring forth skillful and godly Wisdom, but the perverse tongue shall be cut down [like a barren and rotten tree].
When swelling and pride come, then emptiness and shame come also, but with the humble (those who are lowly, who have been pruned or chiseled by trial, and renounce self) are skillful and godly Wisdom and soundness.
A man shall be commended according to his Wisdom [godly Wisdom, which is comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God], but he who is of a perverse heart shall be despised.
By pride and insolence comes only contention, but with the well-advised is skillful and godly Wisdom.
The Wisdom [godly Wisdom, which is comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] of the prudent is to understand his way, but the folly of [self-confident] fools is to deceive.
How much better it is to get skillful and godly Wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
Of what use is money in the hand of a [self-confident] fool to buy skillful and godly Wisdom -- "when he has no understanding or heart for it?
A man of understanding sets skillful and godly Wisdom before his face, but the eyes of a [self-confident] fool are on the ends of the earth.
The words of a [discreet and wise] man's mouth are like deep waters [plenteous and difficult to fathom], and the fountain of skillful and godly Wisdom is like a gushing stream [sparkling, fresh, pure, and life-giving].
When the scoffer is punished, the fool gets a lesson in being wise; but men of [godly] Wisdom and good sense learn by being instructed.
Speak not in the ears of a [self-confident] fool, for he will despise the [godly] Wisdom of your words.
Through skillful and godly Wisdom is a house (a life, a home, a family) built, and by understanding it is established [on a sound and good foundation],
So shall you know skillful and godly Wisdom to be thus to your life; if you find it, then shall there be a future and a reward, and your hope and expectation shall not be cut off.
He who leans on, trusts in, and is confident of his own mind and heart is a [self-confident] fool, but he who walks in skillful and godly Wisdom shall be delivered.
Whoever loves skillful and godly Wisdom rejoices his father, but he who associates with harlots wastes his substance.
I have not learned skillful and godly Wisdom, that I should have the knowledge or burden of the Holy One.
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