My son,1 if you accept my words and store up my commands within you,
turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding,23
and if you call out for insight3 and cry aloud for understanding,
and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure,45
then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.56
For the LORD gives wisdom,6 and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.77
He holds victory in store for the upright, he is a shield8 to those whose walk is blameless,98
for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.109
Then you will understand11 what is right and just and fair--every good path.
For wisdom will enter your heart,12 and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.13