I will instruct thee and I will teach thee concerning the way which thou oughtest to go: I will counsel thee with my eye.
O Lord, lead me in thy righteousness because of those that regard me enviously; make straight before me thy way.
Thou wilt let me know the path of life: fulness of joy is in thy presence; pleasures are at thy right hand for evermore.
Happy the man that hath found wisdom, and the man that acquireth understanding.
And the Lord will guide thee continually, and will satisfy thy soul in times of famine, and will strengthen thy bones; and thou shalt be like a wellwatered garden, and like a spring of water, the waters of which will never deceive.
Thou must not say, How was it that the former days were better than these? for it is not out of wisdom that thou askest concerning this.
Dost thou not know? hast thou not heard? The God of everlasting is the Lord, is the Creator of the ends of the earth; he will not be faint and weary; unsearchable is his understanding.
Make no boast for thyself of the coming day; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
Open thou my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
Hear counsel, and accept correction, in order that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
Let us then know how to number our days, that we may obtain a heart endowed with wisdom.
With weeping shall they come, and with supplications will I bring them in: I will lead them by brooks of water in a straight way, whereon they shall not stumble; for I am become a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.
For if thou wilt call after intelligence; if after understanding thou wilt lift up thy voice;
Then wilt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and the knowledge of God wilt thou find.
Bad men understand not justice; but they that seek the Lord understand all things.
For he who findeth me findeth life, and he obtaineth favor from the Lord.
So It with the ancients wisdom, and with those of length of days understanding,
That with him are wisdom and strength, his are counsel and understanding.
When pride cometh, then cometh disgrace; but with the modest there is wisdom.
1 Then answered Job, and said,
2 Truly I know that it is so: and how could a mortal be righteous before God?
3 If he were desirous to enter into a contest with him, he could not give him one answer out of a thousand.
4 He is wise of heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and escaped unscathed?
12 But wisdomwhere shall she he found? and where is the place of understanding?
13 Man knoweth not her value: and she is not to be found in the land of the living.
14 The deep saith, Not in me is she: and the sea saith, She is not with me.
15 No fine gold can be given in lieu of her, and silver cannot be weighed out as her price.
16 She cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.
17 She cannot be estimated after gold and glass; and not in exchange for her can vessels of refined gold be taken.
18 Coral and crystal will not be thought of; and the value of wisdom is above pearls.
19 She cannot be estimated after the topaz of Ethiopia, nor can she be valued with pure gold.
20 But wisdomwhence cometh she? and where is the place of understanding?
21 Yea, she is hidden from the eyes of all living, and from the fowls of the heavens is she concealed.
22 Perdition and death say, With our ears have we heard a report of her.
But as regardeth all these four lads, God gave them knowledge and intelligence in all learning and wisdom; and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.
The Lord Eternal hath given me a tongue for teaching, that I should know how to strengthen the weary with the word: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth my ear to listen like those who are well taught.
Woe to those that go down to Egypt for help; and depend for support on horses, and trust on chariots, because they are many; and on horsemen, because they are very strong; but who turn not unto the Holy One of Israel, and seek not the Lord!
Yet he also is wise, and bringeth evil, and taketh not back his words; and riseth up against the house of evildoers, and against the help of those that work injustice.
The fear of the Lord is the correction for wisdom; and before honor there must come humility.
He that getteth intelligence loveth his own soul: he that guardeth understanding will find happiness.
The wise will hear, and will increase his information; and the man of understanding will obtain wise counsels:
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so high are my ways above your ways, and my thoughts above your thoughts.
Only through presumptuous conduct doth man produce contention; but with the welladvised is wisdom.
And there shall rest upon him the spirit of the Lord, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;
And he shall be animated by the fear of the Lord; and not after the sight of his eyes shall he judge, and not after the hearing of his ears shall he decide;
The Lord hath through wisdom founded the earth: he hath established the heavens through understanding.
For under the shadow of wisdom a man is equally well as under the shadow of money; but the superior excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to him that possesseth it.
He hath told thee, O man, what is good; and what the Lord doth require of thee: nothing but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with thy God.
This also cometh forth from the Lord of hosts; wonderful is he in counsel, and excellent in his wise deeds.
For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
He guideth the meek in justice, and he teacheth the meek his way.
The wise in heart will accept commandments; but he that is a fool in his speaking will stumble.
Even a fool, when he keepeth silence, is counted wise: he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
Plans are established by counsel; and with wise reflection conduct war.
Cause me to hear in the morning thy kindness; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way whereon I should walk; for unto thee do I lift up my soul.
The way of a fool is straight in his own eyes; but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
How manifold are thy works, O Lord! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
And I will cause the blind to walk on a way that they have not known; on paths that they have not known will I lead them: I will change darkness before them into light, and crooked places into plains. These are the things which I will do, and not leave them unfulfilled.
Show me, O Lord, thy ways; teach me thy paths.
Lead me in thy truth, and teach me; for thou art the God of my salvation: on thee do I wait all the day.
Trust in the Lord with all thy heart: and upon thy own understanding do not rely.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he will make level thy paths.
For not my thoughts are your thoughts, and not your ways are my ways, saith the Lord.
Be not wise in thy own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.
The mouth of the righteous uttereth wisdom, and his tongue speaketh what is just.
NUN. A lamp unto my feet is thy word, and a light unto my path.
By the Lord are the steps of the righteous man established; and he findeth pleasure in his course of life.
He that watcheth his mouth guardeth his soul; but he that openeth wide his lips prepareth himself destruction.
He made the earth by his power, he established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding he stretched out the heavens.
For by wise counsel canst thou conduct thy war; and there is help in a multitude of counsellors.
I know, O Lord, that the way of man is not in his own power: it is not in man that passeth away to direct his own steps.
To thee, O God of my father, do I give thanks, and I praise thee, who hast given me wisdom and might, and because thou hast made known unto me what we prayed for of thee; for thou hast made known unto us the kings matter.
A fool hath no delight in understanding, but in laying open what is in his heart.
And he said to the judges, Look well at what ye are doing; because not for man are ye to judge, but for the Lord, who is with you in pronouncing judgment.
Daniel commenced and said, May the name of God be blessed from eternity and to all eternity; for wisdom and might are his;
Unto man belong the resolves of the heart; but from the Lord cometh the expression of the tongue.
For to a man who is good in his presence God giveth wisdom, and knowledge, and joy; but to the sinner he giveth employment, to gather up and to bring together, that he may give it to him that is good before God. Also this is vanity and a torture of the spirit.
Great is our Lord, and abundant in power: his understanding is immeasurable.
The heart of the man of understanding will obtain knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
With thy counsel wilt thou guide me, and afterward take me on to glory.
He that is slow to anger is of great understanding; but he that is hasty of spirit holdeth up to view his folly.
How much better is it to obtain wisdom than gold! and to obtain understanding is preferable to silver!
And delight thyself in the Lord, and he will give thee the wishes of thy heart.
When thou walkest, it shall lead thee; when thou liest down, it shall watch over thee; and when thou art awake, it shall converse with thee.
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do with thy might, that do; for there is no work, nor experience, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the nether world, whither thou goest.
BOOK FIRST: Happy is the man who walketh not in the council of the wicked, and standeth not in the way of sinners, and sitteth not in the seat of scorners;
But whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who doth meditate in his law by day and night.
The opening of thy words giveth light, it giveth understanding unto the simple.
A mans heart deviseth his way; but the Lord directeth firmly his steps.
Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; guide me on a level land.
For thy sake, O Lord, revive me: in thy righteousness bring forth out of distress my soul.
Point me out thy way, O Lord! and guide me on a level path, because of those that regard me enviously.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: wisdom and instruction fools alone despise.