“But where can wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding? Man does not know its value, nor is it found in the land of the living” (Job 28:12-13).
Who can find it?
The depth saith, “It is not in me.”
The sea saith, “It is not with me.”
It cannot be gotten with gold,
Neither can silver be weighed
For the price thereof.
It cannot be valued...precious onyx
It cannot be exchanged for jewels,
Not to mention coral or pearls,
For the price of wisdom
Is above rubies.
Whence then cometh wisdom?
Where is the place of understanding?
And He knoweth the place thereof.
He who seeth under the whole heaven,
Who measures the weight of wind,
Unto men He saith,
The fear of the Lord—
That is wisdom.
To depart from evil—
That is understanding.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning
Of all wisdom.
He who would have wisdom,
Let him in love
And forsake his sins.”