I purposed therefore to take her to me to live with me: knowing that she will communicate to me of her good things, and will be a comfort in my cares and grief.
For her sake I shall have glory among the multitude, and honour with the ancients, though I be young:
And I shall be found of a quick conceit in judgment, and shall be admired in the sight of the mighty, and the faces of princes shall wonder at me.
They shall wait for me when I hold my peace, and they shall look upon me when I speak, and if I talk much they shall lay their hands on their mouths.
Moreover by the means of her I shall have immortality: and shall leave behind me an everlasting memory to them that come after me.
I shall set the people in order: and nations shall be subject to me.
Terrible kings hearing shall be afraid of me: among the multitude I shall be found good, and valiant in war.
When I go into my house, I shall repose myself with her: for her conversation hath no bitterness, nor her company any tediousness, but joy and gladness.
Thinking these things with myself, and pondering them in my heart, that to be allied to wisdom is immortality,
And that there is great delight in her friendship, and inexhaustible riches in the works of her hands, and in the exercise of conference with her, wisdom, and glory in the communication of her words: I went about seeking, that I might take her to myself.
And I was a witty child and had received a good soul.