For the LORD corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects a child a in whom he delights.
Happy is the person who finds wisdom and gains understanding.
For the profit of wisdom is better than silver, and her wages are better than gold.
Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.
She offers you life in her right hand, and riches and honor in her left.
She will guide you down delightful paths; all her ways are satisfying.
Wisdom is a tree of life to those who embrace her; happy are those who hold her tightly.
By wisdom the LORD founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens.
By his knowledge the deep fountains of the earth burst forth, and the clouds poured down rain.
My child, don't lose sight of good planning and insight. Hang on to them,
for they fill you with life and bring you honor and respect.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)