Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;1 love her, and she will watch over you.27
Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all3 you have,a get understanding.48
Esteem her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you.59
She will set a garland of grace on your head and present you with a crown of splendor.6"
Listen, my son,7 accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many.811
I guide9 you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.1012
When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble.1113
Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.1214
Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men.1315
Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way.
For they cannot sleep till they do evil;14 they are robbed of slumber till they make someone fall.