131How blessed is the man who findswisdom And the man who gainsunderstanding.
For her 2profit is betterthan the profit of silver And her gain better than fine gold.
She is 3morepreciousthanajewels ; And nothing you desirecompares with her.
16b4Longlife is in her righthand ; In her lefthand are 5riches and honor.
Her 6ways are pleasantways And all her paths are 7peace.
She is a 8tree of life to those who takehold of her, And happy are all who hold her fast.
The LORD9by wisdomfounded the earth, By understanding He 10established the heavens.
By His knowledge the 11deeps were broken up And the 12skiesdrip with dew.
My son, 13let them not cvanish from your sight ; Keepsoundwisdom and discretion,
So they will be 14life to your soul And 15adornment to your neck.
23Then you will 16walk in your waysecurely And your foot will not 17stumble.
24When you 18liedown, you will not be afraid ; When you liedown, your sleep will be sweet.
2519Do not be afraid of suddenfearNor of the d20onslaught of the wickedwhen it comes ;
For the LORD will be eyour confidence And will 21keep your foot from being caught.