"I am wisdom, and I am smart. I also have knowledge and good sense.
If you respect the Lord, you will also hate evil. I hate pride and bragging, evil ways and lies.
I have good sense and advice, and I have understanding and power.
I help kings to govern and rulers to make fair laws.
Princes use me to lead, and so do all important people who judge fairly.
I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.
Riches and honor are mine to give. So are wealth and lasting success.
What I give is better than the finest gold, better than the purest silver.
I do what is right and follow the path of justice.
I give wealth to those who love me, filling their houses with treasures.
"I, wisdom, was with the Lord when he began his work, long before he made anything else.