Then thy handmaid said, Let, I pray thee, the word of my lord the king be comfortable; for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad: and Jehovah thy God be with thee.
In thee, O Jehovah, do I take refuge: Let me never be put to shame.
Deliver me in thy righteousness, and rescue me: Bow down thine ear unto me, and save me.
Yea, if thou cry after discernment, And lift up thy voice for understanding;
If thou seek her as silver, And search for her as for hid treasures:
Then shalt thou understand the fear of Jehovah, And find the knowledge of God.
For Jehovah giveth wisdom; Out of his mouth (cometh) knowledge and understanding:
He layeth up sound wisdom for the upright; (He is) a shield to them that walk in integrity;
That he may guard the paths of justice, And preserve the way of his saints.
Then shalt thou understand righteousness and justice, And equity, (yea), every good path.
But if any of you lacketh wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all liberally and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.