Bible VersionsNASProverbs 1:5; Proverbs 4:5; Proverbs 4:7; Proverbs 8:22; Proverbs 15:32; Proverbs 16:16; Proverbs 17:16; Proverbs 18:15; Proverbs 19:8; Proverbs 20:14; Proverbs 23:23
Proverbs 1:5; Proverbs 4:5; Proverbs 4:7; Proverbs 8:22; Proverbs 15:32; Proverbs 16:16; Proverbs 17:16; Proverbs 18:15; Proverbs 19:8; Proverbs 20:14; Proverbs 23:23 (New American Standard)
A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,
Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding! Do not forget nor turn away from the words of my mouth.
"The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom; And with all your acquiring, get understanding.
"The LORD possessed me at the beginning of His way, Before His works of old.
He who neglects discipline despises himself, But he who listens to reproof acquires understanding.
How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver.
Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, When he has no sense?
The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; He who keeps understanding will find good.
"Bad, bad," says the buyer, But when he goes his way, then he boasts.
Buy truth, and do not sell it, Get wisdom and instruction and understanding.
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