Learn, ye judges of the ends of the earth:
And make your boast in multitudes of nations.
And your sovereignty from the Most High;
Who shall search out your works,
And shall make inquisition of your counsels:
Neither kept ye the law, nor walked after the counsel of God.
For a stern judgement befalleth them that be in high places:
But mighty men shall be searched out mightily.
Neither will he stand in awe of greatness;
Because it is he that made both small and great,
And alike he taketh thought for all;
That ye may learn wisdom and not fall away.
And they that have been taught them shall find what to answer;
Long for them, and ye shall be instructed.
Wisdom desires to be found.
And easily is she beheld of them that love her,
And found of them that seek her.
For he shall find her sitting at his gates.
And he that keepeth vigil for her sake shall quickly be free from care.
And in their paths she appeareth unto them graciously,
And in every purpose she meeteth them.
And the care for instruction is love of her;
And to give heed to her laws is the assurance of incorruption;
Solomon promises to declare the nature of wisdom.
Honour wisdom, that ye may reign for ever.
And I will not hide her mysteries from you;
But I will trace her out from her first beginning
And bring the knowledge of her into clear light,
And I will not pass by the truth;
Because envy shall have no fellowship with wisdom.
And an understanding king is tranquillity to his people.
Solomon at first like other men: wisdom given to him in answer to prayer.