She is more precious than rubies;1 nothing you desire can compare with her.216
Long life is in her right hand;3 in her left hand are riches and honor.417
Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace.518
She is a tree of life6 to those who embrace her; those who lay hold of her will be blessed.719
By wisdom8 the LORD laid the earth's foundations,9 by understanding he set the heavens10 in place;
by his knowledge the deeps were divided, and the clouds let drop the dew.
My son,11 preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight;1222
they will be life for you,13 an ornament to grace your neck.1423
Then you will go on your way in safety,15 and your foot will not stumble;1624
when you lie down,17 you will not be afraid;18 when you lie down, your sleep19 will be sweet.
Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,