“Wisdom is far more valuable than gold…. It cannot be bought…. …Where can we get it? Where can it be found? …It is hid from the eyes of all mankind…; [but] God… knows where it is to be found…. He knows where wisdom is and declares it to all who will listen. …This is what He says to all…: ‘…To fear the Lord is true wisdom…’” (Job 28:17, TLB); so “fear the Lord, you His godly people…” (Pss 34:9, NLT).
“Those who fight against the Lord shall be broken. He thunders against them from heaven. He judges throughout the earth, [but] He gives mighty strength to his king, and… great joy to his anointed one” (1 Sam 2:10, TLB). “Leave behind your foolishness and begin to live. Learn how to be wise” (Prov 9:6, TLB). “Through Your precepts I get understanding…” (Pss 119:104, NKJV); and “the wise are glad to be instructed…” (Prov 10:8, NLT). “[Thus], the wise are known for their understanding…” (Prov 16:21, NLT). “…People who cherish understanding will prosper” (Prov 19:8, NLT).