THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

1 Kings (Author Compiled by Isaiah and Jeremiah from records of Nathan, Gad, Iddo, Ahijah, Jehu and others.)

3:9Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?

Psalms (Author Moses, David, Solomon, Asaph, Heman, Ethan, sons of Korah, compiled by Ezra)


119:66Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.

Proverbs (Author Solomon)

2:1My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;

2:2So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;

2:3Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;

2:4If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;

2:5Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

2:6For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

2:7He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.

2:8He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.

2:9Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.

2:10When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;

2:11Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:

2:12To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;

2:13Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;

2:14Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;

2:15Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:

2:16To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;

2:17Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.

2:18For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.

2:19None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.

2:20That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.

2:21For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.

2:22But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

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