Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have a good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.
Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction, and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. 8 Cherish her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you.
The fear of the Lord teaches a man wisdom and humility come before honor.
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. 18 Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.