My son, accept my words. Store up my commands inside you.
Let your ears listen to wisdom. Apply your heart to understanding.
Call out for the ability to be wise. Cry out for understanding.
Look for it as you would look for silver. Search for it as you would search for hidden treasure.
Then you will understand how to have respect for the Lord. You will find out how to know God.
The LORD gives wisdom. Knowledge and understanding come from his mouth.
He stores up success for honest people. He is like a shield to those who live without blame. He keeps them safe.
He guards the path of those who are honest. He watches over the way of his faithful ones.