Get wisdom,1 get understanding; do not forget my words or swerve from them.
Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;2 love her, and she will watch over you.37
Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all4 you have,a get understanding.58
Esteem her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you.69
She will set a garland of grace on your head and present you with a crown of splendor.7"
Listen, my son,8 accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many.911
I guide10 you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.1112
When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble.1213
Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.1314
Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men.1415
Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way.