Blessed are those who have discovered wisdom,
those who have acquired understanding!
Gaining her is more rewarding than silver,
her yield is more valuable than gold.
She is beyond the price of pearls,
nothing you could covet is her equal.
In her right hand, is length of days,
In her left hand, riches and honour.
Her ways are filled with delight,
her paths all lead to contentment.
She is a tree of life for those who hold her fast,
those who cling to her live happy lives.
In wisdom, Yahweh laid the earth’s foundations,
in understanding he spread out the heavens.
Through his knowledge the depths were cleft open,
and the clouds distil the dew.
My child, hold to sound advice and prudence,
never let them out of sight;
they will give life to your soul
and beauty to your neck.
You will go on your way to safety,
your feet will not stumble.
When you go to bed, you will not be afraid;
once in bed, your sleep will be sweet.
Proverbs 3: 13-34 New Jerusalem Bible