Solomon’s Respect For Wisdom
7 And so I prayed, and understanding was given me;
I entreated, and the Spirit of Wisdom came to me.
8 I esteemed her more then scepters and thrones; compared with her, I held riches as nothing.
9 I reckoned no precious stone to be her equal, for compared with her, all gold is a pinch of sand, and beside her, silver ranks as mud.
10 I loved her more than health or beauty, preferred her to the light, since her radiance never sleeps.
11 In her company all good things come to me,and at her hands, incalculable, wealth.
12 All these delighted me, since Wisdom brings them, though I did not realize that she was their Mother
13 What I learned diligently, I shall pass on liberally, I shall not conceal how rich she is.
14 For she is to human beings an inexhaustible treasure, and those who acquire this win GOD’S friendship, commended to Him by the gifts of instruction.
GOD, we, your people thank you for sharing your gift of Wisdom, guiding us to know what is and is not important to you, so we can live our daily life pleasing you.
Scriptures taken from The New Jerusalem Bible