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15 Whoever fears the Lord will do this,

and whoever holds to the law will obtain wisdom.a

2 She will come to meet him like a mother,

and like a young bride she will welcome him.

3 She will feed him with the bread of learning,

and give him the water of wisdom to drink.

4 He will lean on her and not fall,

and he will rely on her and not be put to shame.

5 She will exalt him above his neighbors,

and will open his mouth in the midst of the assembly.

6 He will find gladness and a crown of rejoicing,

and will inherit an everlasting name.

7 The foolish will not obtain her,

and sinners will not see her.

8 She is far from arrogance,

and liars will never think of her.

9 Praise is unseemly on the lips of a sinner,

for it has not been sent from the Lord.

10 For in wisdom must praise be uttered,

and the Lord will make it prosper.


About The New Revised Standard Version

The original Revised Standard Version served as a standard for nearly forty years. The New Revised Standard Version with Apocrypha maintains the traditions of the older version with fresh new vocabulary and modern English construction.


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