My son, if thou dost accept my sayings, And my commands dost lay up with thee,
To cause thine ear to attend to wisdom, Thou inclinest thy heart to understanding,
For, if for intelligence thou callest, For understanding givest forth thy voice,
If thou dost seek her as silver, And as hid treasures searchest for her,
Then understandest thou fear of Jehovah, And knowledge of God thou findest.
For Jehovah giveth wisdom, From His mouth knowledge and understanding.