1 The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:
2 To know wisdom and instruction,
to understand words of insight,
3 to receive instruction in wise dealing,
in righteousness, justice, and equity;
4 to give prudence to the simple,
knowledge and discretion to the youth—
5 Let the wise hear and increase in learning,
and the one who understands obtain guidance,
6 to understand a proverb and a saying,
the words of the wise and their riddles.
7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
fools despise wisdom and instruction
“God fashioned the earth with wisdom, and through understanding he designed the heavens. Through knowledge the deep was divided, and the clouds knew when to let down morning dew.”
Proverbs 8:22-31 – God created me; it happened when His work was beginning, one of His first acts long ago. 23 Before time He established me before the earth. 24 I was born before the deep existed, before any springs poured out their water, 25 Before the mountains were set, before the hills, I was brought forth. 26 When the earth was yet unformed and the fields were not yet, even before the first dust of the earth—
27 When He created the heavens, I was there. When He drew a circle in the deep.28 When He established the sky. When the springs in the deep were fortified; 29 I witnessed Him lay down the shore as a boundary and put limits on the water And determine the foundations of the earth. 30 I was beside Him, a master craftsman. Every day I was His delightful companion, celebrating every minute in His presence,
The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal wisdom.
3 They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
4 Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.