When wisdom builds her house
It’s where diligence will dwell,
And where foolishness is much forsaken
So ultimately all runs well.
It’s where instruction and understanding
And where learning is increased;
Having the fear of the Lord
And where faith is thus released.
When wisdom lifts up her voice
It’s so the simple become prudent,
And when excellence flows from her lips
It’s a truth that’s heaven sent.
All who seek her diligently
Find knowledge and discretion,
And hate all pride and arrogance
And all evil ways unmentioned.
Riches and honour are her necklace
And her fruit is better than gold,
Since wisdom is timeless and everlasting
She never will grow old.
Wisdom is better than rubies
And produces much righteousness,
And the counsel emanating from her lips
Knows how to answer best.
Whoever finds wisdom finds life indeed
And much favor from the Lord,
And blessed are those who keep His ways
Where peace and joy is stored.
In wisdom the foundations of the earth
Were created at His demand,
And when He drew a circle on the face of the deep
Waters wouldn’t transgress His command.
Wisdom is personified
In our Lord and Savior,
Who perfectly fulfilled the Law
And in God’s eyes found favor.
(C) P.B. 2019
PROVERBS CHAPTER 8.