My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then…

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.

He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his tongue.

Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.

The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.

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