No matter what else wisdom may be, it's far away and very deep. Who can find it?
So I tried to understand wisdom more completely. I wanted to study it and figure it out. I tried to find out everything I could about it. I tried to understand why it's foolish to be evil. I wanted to see why choosing foolishness is so unwise.
A woman who hunts a man down is more painful than death. Her heart is like a trap. Her hands are like chains. A man who pleases God will try to get away from her. But she will trap a sinner.
"Look," says the Teacher. "Here's what I've discovered. "I added one thing to another to find out everything I could about wisdom.
I searched and searched but found very little. I did find one honest man among a thousand. But I didn't find one honest woman among a thousand.
Here's the only other thing I found. God made men honest. But they've made many evil plans."