1 My son, if you will hear [not read] and accept my words, and treasure my commands [that you hear] within your memory;
2 So that you incline your ear [listen] to wisdom and apply your heart and mind to understanding, [wisdom is spoken from the mouth of God to heard by your inclined ear, not read from a book];
3 Yes, if you cry out for insight and discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding;
4 If you seek her [wisdom] as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures;
5 Then shall you understand the reverential and obedient fear of the LORD,1 and find the knowledge of God.
6 For the LORD gives wisdom; and from his mouth, knowledge and understanding. [The word is in your heart and mouth to be obeyed, which is the word of faith the Apostles preached. Rom 10:8.]
7 He stores up sound wisdom for the righteous; he is a shield to those who walk uprightly.
8 He guards the paths of justice, and preserves the way of his saints.
9 Then shall you understand righteousness, and justice, and integrity; yes, every good path.
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13 Wisdom is glorious, and never fades away, and is easily seen by those who love her, and is found by those who seek her.
14 She precedes those who covet her, so that she first shows herself unto them.
15 One who wakes early to seek her shall not labor, but will find her sitting at the door.1