Proverbs 4:5-13

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5Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them.

6Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you.

7The beginning of wisdom is this: Get Or Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, Or wisdom. / Whatever else you get get understanding.

8Cherish her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you.

9She will give you a garland to grace your head and present you with a glorious crown.”

10Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many.

11I instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.

12When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble.

13Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.