1 All wisdom comes from the Lord and is with him for ever.
2 The sand of the sea, the drops of rain, and the days of eternity — who can count them?
3 The height of heaven, the breadth of the earth, the abyss, and wisdom — who can search them out?
4 Wisdom was created before all things, and prudent understanding from eternity.
5 The root of wisdom — to whom has it been revealed? Her clever devices — who knows them?
6 There is One who is wise, greatly to be feared, sitting upon his throne.
7 The Lord himself created wisdom; he saw her and apportioned her, he poured her out upon all his works.
8 She dwells with all flesh according to his gift, and he supplied her to those who love him.
9 The fear of the Lord is glory and exultation, and gladness and a crown of rejoicing.
10 The fear of the Lord delights the heart, and gives gladness and joy and long life.