Bible: Proverbs 4:5-13
4:5 Acquire wisdom, acquire understanding;
do not forget and do not turn aside from the words I speak. 1
4:6 Do not forsake wisdom, 2 and she will protect you;
love her, and she will guard you.
4:8 Esteem her highly 7 and she will exalt you;
she will honor you if you embrace her.
4:9 She will place a fair 8 garland on your head;
4:10 Listen, my child, 11 and accept my words,
4:11 I will guide you 14 in the way of wisdom
and I will lead you in upright paths. 15
and when you run, 18 you will not stumble.
4:13 Hold on to instruction, 19 do not let it go;
protect it, 20 because it is your life.