13 Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning,(A) but a rod is for the back of one who has no sense.(B)
23 A fool finds pleasure in wicked schemes,(A) but a person of understanding delights in wisdom.
15 Good judgment wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful leads to their destruction.[a]
6 The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.(A)
8 The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways,(A) but the folly of fools is deception.(B)
15 The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps.(A)
33 Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning(A) and even among fools she lets herself be known.[a]
21 Folly brings joy to one who has no sense,(A) but whoever has understanding keeps a straight course.
16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight(A) rather than silver!(B)
24 A discerning person keeps wisdom in view, but a fool’s eyes(A) wander to the ends of the earth.
8 The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.(A)
5 The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters,(A) but one who has insight draws them out.
12 Ears that hear and eyes that see— the Lord has made them both.(A)
14 The wise store up knowledge,(A) but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.(B)
16 All who are prudent act with[a] knowledge, but fools expose(A) their folly.(B)
18 The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge,(A) but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.
15 The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge,(A) for the ears of the wise seek it out.
2 Desire without knowledge is not good— how much more will hasty feet miss the way!(A)
15 Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.
11 When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; by paying attention to the wise they get knowledge.(A)