And he said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Who is wise and understanding among you? let him shew by his good life his works in meekness of wisdom.
Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are upon the earth.
Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
Look therefore carefully how ye walk, not as unwise, but as wise;
redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.
For I say, through the grace that was given me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but so to think as to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to each man a measure of faith.
For the invisible things of him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, even his everlasting power and divinity; that they may be without excuse:
Every one therefore which heareth these words of mine, and doeth them, shall be likened unto a wise man, which built his house upon the rock:
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: when he shutteth his lips, he is esteemed as prudent.
A fool despiseth his father’s correction: but he that regardeth reproof getteth prudence.
A prudent man seeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and suffer for it.