Lord Grant us
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Bible : New International Version. 1996, c1984. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.
son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you,
your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding,
if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding,
if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden
you will understand the fear of the
and find the knowledge of God.
gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
holds victory in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose
walk is blameless,
he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful
you will understand what is right and just and fair—every good path.
wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your
will protect you, and understanding will guard you.
is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life,
by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not
boast about it or deny the truth.
“wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of
where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and
every evil practice.
the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then
peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit,
impartial and sincere.
who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.
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