Ecclesiastes 7:7-12

Wisdom—Although Vulnerable—is Beneficial

7 Surely oppression makes a fool of the wise, and a bribe corrupts the heart.
8 The end of a matter [is] better than its beginning; {better to be slow to anger than hot-headed}.
9 Do not be quick in your spirit to anger, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.
10 Do not say, "Why were the former days better than these?" For [it is] not from wisdom [that] you ask this.
11 Wisdom [is] good with an inheritance; {it benefits the living}.
12 {For wisdom offers protection like money offers protection}. But knowledge [has] an advantage--wisdom restores life to its possessor.