"Where then does wisdom come from? Where does understanding dwell?121
It is hidden from the eyes of every living thing, concealed even from the birds of the air.222
Destructiona3 and Death4 say, 'Only a rumor of it has reached our ears.'
God understands the way to it and he alone5 knows where it dwells,624
for he views the ends of the earth7 and sees everything under the heavens.825
When he established the force of the wind and measured out the waters,926
when he made a decree for the rain10 and a path for the thunderstorm,1127
then he looked at wisdom and appraised it; he confirmed it and tested it.1228
And he said to man, 'The fear of the Lord--that is wisdom, and to shun evil13 is understanding.14' "