1 My son, if you will receive my words, And store up my commandments within you;
2 So as to turn your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding;
3 Yes, if you call out for discernment, And lift up your voice for understanding;
4 If you seek her as silver, And search for her as for hidden treasures:
5 Then you will understand the fear of Yahweh, And find the knowledge of God.
6 For Yahweh gives wisdom. Out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.
7 He lays up sound wisdom for the upright. He is a shield to those who walk in integrity;
8 That he may guard the paths of justice, And preserve the way of his saints.
15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But he who is wise listens to counsel.
1 A wise son listens to his father's instruction, But a scoffer doesn't listen to rebuke.
9 A man's heart plans his course, But Yahweh directs his steps.
… 11 Honest balances and scales are Yahweh's; All the weights in the bag are his work.
21 There are many plans in a man's heart, But Yahweh's counsel will prevail.
2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But Yahweh weighs the hearts.
… 21 He who follows after righteousness and kindness Finds life, righteousness, and honor.