The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
The counsel of the Lord standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.
The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
Give me now wisdom and knowledge to go out and come in before this people, for who can govern this people of yours, which is so great?” God answered Solomon, “Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked possessions, wealth, honor, or the life of those who hate you, and have not even asked long life, but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself that you may govern my people over whom I have made you king, wisdom and knowledge are granted to you. I will also give you riches, possessions, and honor, such as none of the kings had who were before you, and none after you shall have the like.”
Apply your heart to instruction and your ear to words of knowledge.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.