11 “Behold, I waited for your words,
    I listened for your wise sayings,
    while you searched out what to say.

Read full chapter

Fear God and Keep His Commandments

Besides being wise, (A)the Preacher also taught the people knowledge, weighing and studying and arranging (B)many proverbs with great care. 10 (C)The Preacher sought to find words of delight, and uprightly he wrote words of truth.

Read full chapter

11 A rich man is wise in his (A)own eyes,
    but a poor man who has understanding (B)will find him out.

Read full chapter

17 The one who states his case first seems right,
    until the other comes and examines him.

Read full chapter

Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job because they were older than he.

Read full chapter

23 They waited for me as for the rain,
    and they (A)opened their mouths as for the (B)spring rain.

Read full chapter

21 “Men listened to me and waited
    and kept silence for my counsel.

Read full chapter

27 Behold, this we have (A)searched out; it is true.
    Hear, and know it for your good.”[a]

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. Job 5:27 Hebrew for yourself

Bible Gateway Recommends

ESV Study Bible, Black Genuine Leather
ESV Study Bible, Black Genuine Leather
Retail: $109.99
Our Price: $49.99
Save: $60.00 (55%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
ESV Economy Bible, Softcover, Case of 40
ESV Economy Bible, Softcover, Case of 40
Retail: $119.60
Our Price: $71.60
Save: $48.00 (40%)
ESV Study Bible, Black Genuine  Leather with Thumb Index
ESV Study Bible, Black Genuine Leather with Thumb Index
Retail: $119.99
Our Price: $59.99
Save: $60.00 (50%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
ESV Student Study Bible, Softcover
ESV Student Study Bible, Softcover
Retail: $24.99
Our Price: $15.99
Save: $9.00 (36%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
ESV Economy Bible, Giant Print Softcover
ESV Economy Bible, Giant Print Softcover
Retail: $8.99
Our Price: $6.49
Save: $2.50 (28%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars