Jesus 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 ready among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works in meekness of wisdom.
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
For in much wisdom [is] much grief, and he that increases knowledge increases sorrow.:
See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
For I judged not to know anything among you, except Jesus Christ and him crucified.
Blessed [is] the man [that] has found wisdom and who brings [to light] intelligence,
He that gets wisdom loves his own soul; he keeps intelligence that he might find that which is good.
Therefore I say through the grace given unto me, to all those that are among you not to obtain more knowledge than is prudent to know, but to obtain knowledge with temperance, each one according to the measure of faith that God has dealt.
For the invisible things of him, his eternal power and divinity, are clearly understood by the creation of the world and by the things that are made so that there is no excuse;
Therefore, whosoever hears these words of mine and does them, I will liken him unto a prudent man, who built his house upon the rock;
Even a fool, when he is silent is counted wise, and he that shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.:
The fool despises his father's chastening, but he that regards reproof shall become prudent.
A prudent [man] foresees the evil [and] hides himself, [but] the simple pass on [and] are hurt by it.