13. How blessed is the man who finds wisdom And the man who gains understanding. 14. For her profit is better than the profit of silver And her gain better than fine gold. 15. She is more precious than jewels; And nothing you desire compares with her. 16. Long life is in her right hand; In her left hand are riches and honor. 17. Her ways are pleasant ways And all her paths are peace. 18. She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who hold her fast. 19. The LORD by wisdom founded the earth, By understanding He established the heavens. 20. By His knowledge the deeps were broken up And the skies drip with dew. 21. My son, let them not vanish from your sight; Keep sound wisdom and discretion, 22. So they will be life to your soul And adornment to your neck. 23. Then you will walk in your way securely And your foot will not stumble. 24. When you lie down, you will not be afraid; When you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. 25. Do not be afraid of sudden fear Nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes; 26. For the LORD will be your confidence And will keep your foot from being caught. 27. Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, When it is in your power to do it.
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