Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding,
for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.115
She is more precious than rubies;2 nothing you desire can compare with her.316
Long life is in her right hand;4 in her left hand are riches and honor.517
Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace.618
She is a tree of life7 to those who embrace her; those who lay hold of her will be blessed.819
By wisdom9 the LORD laid the earth's foundations,10 by understanding he set the heavens11 in place;
by his knowledge the deeps were divided, and the clouds let drop the dew.