||To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man
knowledge and discretion.
||For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and
chains about thy neck.
||Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit
unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
||But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and
shall be quiet from fear of evil.
||He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a
buckler to them that walk uprightly.
||When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is
pleasant unto thy soul;
||Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep
||To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the
man that speaketh froward things;
||To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the
stranger which flattereth with her words;
||That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep
the paths of the righteous.
||For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect
shall remain in it.
||For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they
add to thee.
||So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the
sight of God and man.
||It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
||So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses
shall burst out with new wine.
||Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that
||Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand
riches and honour.
||Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are
||She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and
happy is every one that retaineth her.
||My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound
wisdom and discretion:
||So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy
||Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot
shall not stumble.
||When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou
shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.
||The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the
promotion of fools.
||Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring
thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.
||She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a
crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.
||Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of
thy life shall be many.
||When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and
when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.
||For they are life unto those that find them, and health
to all their flesh.
||When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest,
it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with
||For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and
reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
||I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of
||Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I
||By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.
||By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of
||I love them that love me; and those that seek me early
shall find me.
||That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance;
and I will fill their treasures.
||Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my
gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
||For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain
favour of the LORD.
||He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind:
and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.
||A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth
shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the