The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and disciple.
For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.
For a man’s ways are in full view of the Lord, and he examines all his paths.
For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life.
Keep my commands and you will live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.
for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.
Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life.
Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.
The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
A man’s own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the Lord.
A man’s steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand his own way?
All a man’s ways seem right to him, but the Lord weighs the heart.
Humility and the fear of the Lord bring wealth and honor and life.
Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge.
A wise man has great power, and a man of knowledge increases strength; for waging war you need guidance, and for victory many advisers.
A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.
If a man digs a pit, he will fall into it; if a man rolls a stone, it will roll back on him.
Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.
He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
A man’s pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor.
Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth more than rubies.