turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding,13
and if you call out for insight2 and cry aloud for understanding,
and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure,35
then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.46
For the LORD gives wisdom,5 and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.67
He holds victory in store for the upright, he is a shield7 to those whose walk is blameless,88
for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.99
Then you will understand10 what is right and just and fair--every good path.
For wisdom will enter your heart,11 and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.1212
Wisdom will save13 you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse,