Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.
 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
 Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the people renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near together to judgment.
 Who raised up the righteous man from the east, called him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and made him rule over kings? he gave them as the dust to his sword, and as driven stubble to his bow.
 He pursued them, and passed safely; even by the way that he had not gone with his feet.
 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake.
 And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:
 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake.
 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
 In your patience possess ye your souls.