for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.115
She is more precious than rubies;2 nothing you desire can compare with her.316
Long life is in her right hand;4 in her left hand are riches and honor.517
Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace.618
She is a tree of life7 to those who embrace her; those who lay hold of her will be blessed.819
By wisdom9 the LORD laid the earth's foundations,10 by understanding he set the heavens11 in place;
by his knowledge the deeps were divided, and the clouds let drop the dew.
My son,12 preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight;1322
they will be life for you,14 an ornament to grace your neck.1523
Then you will go on your way in safety,16 and your foot will not stumble;1724
when you lie down,18 you will not be afraid;19 when you lie down, your sleep20 will be sweet.